BlueWater Reporting illustrated the ports of Norfolk and Savannah rank as the top two U.S. East Coast ports for transpacific alliance services deploying capacity from Asia.
New data from ocean carrier schedule and capacity database BlueWater Reporting‘s Port Dashboard tool shows the Port of Norfolk is the top U.S. East Coast port for deployed capacity for Asia-U.S. East Coast transpacific alliance services in the wake of the new alliance groupings setting sail at the beginning of April.
The three alliances operating on major east-west trades now include the OCEAN Alliance, “THE” Alliance and the updated 2M Alliance.
Overall, a total of seven Asia-U.S. East Coast transpacific alliance services deploy a total of 61,434 TEUs per week through the Port of Norfolk.
The Port of Savannah comes in second, with seven Asia-U.S. East Coast transpacific alliance services deploying 57,275 TEUs per week through the South Atlantic port. Savannah’s deployed capacity is a 34 percent increase over the Port of New York/New Jersey, which takes third place from five Asia-U.S. East Coast transpacific alliance services deploying 42,572 TEUs per week.
The Port of Charleston takes fourth place, from five Asia-U.S. East Coast transpacific alliance services deploying 40,191 TEUs per week through the port.
The ports of Boston, Baltimore and Wilmington, N.C. come next at 17,161 TEUs, 16,975 TEUs and 13,061 TEUs, respectively. All thee ports are frequented by two Asia-U.S. East coast transpacific alliance services each week.
Carriers in the OCEAN Alliance include CMA CGM, APL, COSCO, Evergreen Line and OOCL; carriers in THE Alliance include Hapag-Lloyd, Yang Ming, NYK Line, “K” Line and MOL; and carriers in the 2M Alliance include Maersk Line and MSC.
Correction: A previous version of this story inaccurately referred to services as Asia-U.S. East Coast alliance services, but the chart only reflects Asia.-U.S. East Coast transpacific alliance services, which are ones that transit the Panama Canal.