Long Beach calls ended in MSCÆs Asia/West Coast/U.S. East Coast link
Geneva-based Mediterranean Shipping Co. is the latest carrier to reduce the number of its port calls at Los Angeles and Long Beach.
The carrier has dropped eastbound calls at Long Beach from its weekly Asia/West Coast of North America/U.S. East Coast “Transpacific Pendulum Service.”
In addition, Miami has been replaced by calls at Port Everglades in the service and MSC is adding Norfolk to the rotation.
The vessel “MSC Matilde” made the first eastbound voyage with the revised port rotation when it departed from Port Everglades on Nov. 15.
The “Transpacific Pendulum Service” uses nine ships of about 4,500 TEUs and now calls Tokyo; Chiwan; Hong Kong; Yantian; Ningbo; Busan; Manzanillo, Mexico; Freeport, Bahamas; Port Everglades, Fla.; New York, N.Y./N.J.; Norfolk, Va.; Savannah, Ga.; Freeport; Manzanillo; and back to Tokyo.
The revised transit times of the service are posted at ComPair Data, the global liner shipping database at www.compairdata.com .