Taiwanese container line Wan Hai Lines has concluded an agreement with China’s COSCO Container Lines and Japan’s Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (”K” LINE) to jointly operate a Transpacific service from South China to the US Pacific South West, dubbed SEA service.
Wan Hai will also be cooperating with ”K” LINE and Singapore-based Pacific International Lines (PIL) to jointly operate a Transpacific service from Central China to US Pacific South West, named CALCO-D service.
The SEA service is expected to commence on May 10 with six 9,000 – 10,000 TEU ships, one by Wan Hai, three by COSCON and two by ”K” LINE. The rotation of SEA service will be: Hong Kong – Yantian – Long Beach – Yantian – Hong Kong.
The CALCO-D service is also expected to commence on May 10, with six 5,500 – 6,000 TEU ships, two by Wan Hai, two by ”K” LINE, one by PIL, and one shared vessel. The rotation of CALCO-D service will be: Qingdao – Shanghai – Xiamen – Long Beach – Qingdao.
Wan Hai also plans to enter into a space swap arrangement with ”K” LINE on CALCO-B (CCB) service and COSCO Container Lines on CEN service. The port rotation of CCB is: Shanghai – Ningbo – Long Beach – Oakland – Tokyo – Yokohama – Nagoya – Shanghai; and the port rotation of CEN is: Xinggang – Qingdao – Shanghai – Prince Rupert – Long Beach – Oakland – Xinggang.
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