CKYH alliance to improve service to Pacific Northwest
CKYH alliance members COSCO, “K” Line, Hanjin Shipping and Yang Ming Marine will in the next few months revise their services in the Asia/Pacific Northwest market.
Starting May, COSCO and Hanjin will each provide four 5,500-TEU containerships to operate on two weekly services, the CH-PNW South Loop and CH-PNW North Loop.
The four vessel CH-PNW South Loop will have a port rotation of: Hong Kong, Yantian, Yokohama, Vancouver, Seattle, Yokohama and Hong Kong. The two ship CH-PNW North Loop’s port rotation will be: Shanghai, Busan, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, Kwangyang and Shanghai.
“K” Line’s existing K-PNW loop will upgrade from five 4,000-TEU ships to five vessel of 5,500 TEUs. The K-PNW’s port rotation will be: Xiamen, Hong Kong, Yantian, Shanghai, Nagoya, Tokyo, Tacoma, Vancouver, Tokyo, Nagoya, Kobe and Xiamen.
Yang Ming’s Y-PNW Loop will deploy five 1,800-TEU vessels calling Keelung, Yantian, Kaohsiung, Tacoma, Portland and Keelung.
According to ComPair Data, the global liner-shipping database at http://www.compairdata.com, the CKYH alliance members between them operate four weekly services between Asia and the Pacific Northwest, contributing about 750,000 TEUs in annual one-way capacity. After the changes, the Asia-based alliance will provide about 951,600 TEUs in annual one-way capacity to the trade.