China Shipping, Norasia end Pacific Northwest/Asia pendulum service
China Shipping Container Lines and Norasia Container Lines are ending the Pacific Northwest/Asia leg of a “pendulum” service that also connects Asia with the Mediterranean.
Started last July, the transpacific service will stop at the end of this month. In the transpacific trade, the service called at Port Kelang, Laem Chabang, Hong Kong, Yantian, Shanghai, Ningbo, Busan, Vancouver, B.C. and Seattle.
However, the two carriers will continue to operate the Asia/Mediterranean section of the former pendulum service.
The decision to restructure the service will remove about 2,800 TEUs in weekly one-way capacity from the transpacific trade.
A spokesman for Norasia said the company is starting the “AAC” transpacific service, seen as a replacement for the discontinued service. The existing “AAC” loop, previously operated by China Shipping on its own, will pick up the calls at Seattle and Vancouver of the former pendulum service.
Norasia said the revised “AAC” service will call at Hong Kong, Yantian, Shanghai, Ningbo, Busan, Vancouver, Seattle, Los Angeles and Hong Kong.