APL to Start New North Asia – US West Coast Service

Singapore-based container line APL is launching a new weekly U.S.-flagged service that will, as of November, connect North Asia with the U.S. West Coast.

The port rotation of the service named Eagle Express (EX1) is: Qingdao – Shanghai – Busan – Los Angeles – Oakland – Dutch Harbor – Yokohama – Busan – Naha – Qingdao – Shanghai.

APL will deploy six vessels with a nominal capacity of 5,100 TEUs each for the service. The first sailing of the Eagle Express service will depart Qingdao on November 1, 2015.

With end-to-end operational control by APL, this service is said to feature speedy transits to Los Angeles – 13 days from Shanghai and 11 days from Busan. Additionally, Tuesday vessel arrival in Los Angeles assures same-week local cargo availability, according to APL.

“The Eagle Express service is characterized by a well-formulated network design which will be optimally supported by a dedicated fleet of APL vessels as well as our highly-efficient terminal and rail operations,” said Kenneth Glenn, APL President.

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