COSCO REPORTS SPACE SHORTAGE, CHANGES PACIFIC SERVICE
COSCO Container Lines said that it will concentrate one of its transpacific services on fewer port calls because of a severe space shortage on one service.
The Chinese carrier will stop calls at Kobe on its CES transpacific service. The service will now call at Xiamen, Ningbo, Shanghai, Yokohama, Long Beach, Oakland and Xiamen.
“K” Line, Yang Ming, Hanjin Shipping and Senator Lines also take space on COSCO’s ships in the CES service as part of their global alliance.
The last call at Kobe on the CES service will be on Sunday (June 16).
To compensate for the ending of Kobe calls on this service, COSCO said that it has agreed with “K” Line and Yang Ming to take more space on “K” Line’s PSW3 transpacific service. The PSW3 loop include calls at Kobe, Long Beach and Oakland.
It is not known whether COSCO has experienced full ships for its other transpacific services.