Taiwanese container carrier Wan Hai Lines plans to launch two Transpacific services through a vessel sharing agreement (VSA) with an undisclosed party, starting from April 2017.
The company said the new services will cover the Southern and Northern Central China.
8,000 TEU vessels will be deployed in the CP1 service (South China) and 5,500 TEU containerships in the CP2 service (Northern Central China). Both of them will be serviced by six ships, with a six-week turnaround, according to Wan Hai.
Port rotation of the CP1 service will be as follows: Xiamen, Nansha (China), Hong Kong (Hong Kong), Yantian (China), Long Beach, Oakland (USA), Xiamen.
The CP2 service will call the following ports: Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo (China), Los Angeles, Oakland (USA), Qingdao.
Apart from the CP1 and the CP2 services, Wan Hai said it will offer additional Transpacific service coverage through slot exchange as below:
CP3: Fuzhou, Nansha (China), Hong Kong (Hong Kong), Yantian, Xiamen (China), Los Angeles, Oakland (USA), Fuzhou.