“K” LINE/COSCO/YANGMING REVISE PACIFIC SERVICES
The global alliance of "K" Line, Yangming Marine Transport Corp.
and China Ocean Shipping Co. is revising four of its seven joint weekly transpacific
The carriers are changing the rotations and the vessels used in the "PSW
1/CALCO-A" and "ASX/CALCO-C" services, two loops that employ "K"
The PSW 1/CALCO-A service is adding a sixth ship and including a call at
Singapore and an eastbound call at Kobe. Previously Kobe was only called westbound. The
transit time from Singapore to Los Angeles/Long Beach will be 19 days.
The ASX service will now use five containerships instead of the previous six
and will stop calls at Kobe and Singapore. The voyage duration has been shortened to 35
In a related development, the carriers are switching more capacity to
their Pacific Northwest services. The "PNW/NOWCO-A" service of the carriers will
now employ vessels of 2,800-TEU capacity, provided by "K" Line, replacing
smaller vessels of 2,200-TEU.
The ASX/CALCO-C service to and from California will now use the smaller
Revised days of the week of arrival and departure at the ports of Dalian and
Xingang (Tianjin) are also being introduced within the China Northeast "CEN"
loop operated by COSCO in the alliance. The revised rotation is as follows:
Vancouver,B.C.; Long Beach; Xingang; Dalian; Qingdao; Kobe; and back to Vancouver.
The up-to-date transit time details of all the services are posted on the
global shipping database ComPairData at http://www.compairdata.com.
The changes follow the announcement that the "PSW 2/CALCO-Y"
Pacific loop operated by the alliance would start calling at Yantian from Dec. 3.