TMM Lines is increasing the frequency of its direct service between Asia and Central and South America from twice monthly to once every 10 days. The Central-South America-Asia service has added two ships, bringing the total to seven. The ships, all between 1,000 and 1,200 TEU, are: TMM Leon, Hansa Catalina, Andino, Merkur Sea, Wehr Mueden, Margaret Oldendorf, and Columbus Pacific.
TMM Lines also is replacing its Gulf/Mexico-Mediterranean service with a new weekly, fixed-day service to be called the Gulf-Mediterranean Premier service. Five 2,100- to 2,400-TEU ships will operate the service, allowing TMM to offer extra capacity on the route as well as faster transit times.
New ships are: TMM Yucatan, TMM Sonora, Lykes Commander, Contship Inspiration, and Contship Aspiration. Port rotation is: Miami, Veracruz, Altamira, Houston, New Orleans, Valencia, Barcelona, Gioia Tauro, La Spezia, and Miami.