China Shipping, Evergreen in another joint service
Evergreen Line and China Shipping have announced plans to join on yet another container service, following their decision in June to link up on three Asia/North America services and one between Asia and North Europe.
On Tuesday, the companies said Evergreen will join China Shipping’s ANW-1 service between the Far East and the Pacific Northwest.
China Shipping had operated the ANW-1 service with five ships. It will employ six vessels of 5,587 TEUs average capacity, with each carrier contributing three. Evergreen will designate the service the PNW. The service will continue to call Seattle where China Shipping opened a new terminal this August in partnership with Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) and Matson. The service will now also make calls in Tacoma where Evergreen’s TPS and UAM services now call.
The two lines said the purpose of the agreement is to more efficiently use mutual slots and share resources to provide more convenient and economic transpacific routing.
The rotation of the service ANW-1/PNW is Ningbo, Shanghai, Kaohsiung, Nansha, Hong Kong, Yantian, Pusan, Tacoma, Seattle, Vancouver, Tokyo, Osaka and Ningbo. The new rotation adds a call in Taiwan on the leg to North America and calls in Japan on the return trip to Asia.
The joint service will commence on Oct. 14 from Ningbo with the ship Ever Unicorn.
In June Taipei-based Evergreen and Shanghai-based China Shipping said they were joining forces on four services, an agreement seen as reflective of the increased economic ties between Taiwan and the mainland.
In addition to the ANW-1 and PNW, the two carriers have joint agreements on:
' Two transpacific strings designated as the HTW and CPS by Evergreen and AAC and AAS by China Shipping.
' An Asia/U.S. East Coast service designated as the AUE2 by Evergreen and AAE1 by China Shipping.
' An Asia/Europe link designated the CEM by Evergreen and AEX1 by China Shipping.