Australia/U.S. carriers return to Los Angeles
The five carriers of the Pacific Coast Oceania Vessel Sharing Agreement — Hamburg Sud, P&O Nedlloyd, FESCO, ANZDL and Maersk Sealand — have resumed calls at Los Angeles on their two joint weekly “Pacific Southwest” and “Pacific Northwest” services.
Calls at Los Angeles were dropped in November due to “mounting problems with congestion in the Los Angeles Basin, and resulting delays of several days due to intermodal bottlenecks and shortages of berthing space and work crews,” said Juergen Pump, senior vice president for Hamburg S'd North America.
The revised port rotation for the “PSW” service is Los Angeles, Tauranga, Melbourne, Sydney, Tauranga, Suva (fortnightly), Ensenada (fortnightly) and Los Angeles.
The revised rotation for the “PNW” service is: Los Angeles; Auckland; Sydney; Melbourne; Auckland; Papeete (fortnightly); Honolulu (monthly); Oakland, Calif.; Seattle, Wash. (fortnightly); Vancouver, B.C. (fortnightly); and Los Angeles.
Details of the changes to the two services are available on ComPair Data, the global liner-shipping database, at www.compairdata.com.