MAERSK SEALAND AMENDS TRANSPACIFIC SERVICES
Maersk Sealand is reshuffling several of its weekly services in the transpacific trade, following the start today of its “TP8” Asia/U.S. West Coast link.
The “TP3” service will no longer call at U.S. West Coast ports, but it will start calls at Shanghai and Yantian. The former TP3 westbound calls to Los Angeles and Oakland will be picked up in late June by the “TP7” transpacific service, which previously called only at Asian and U.S. East Coast ports. In addition, calls at Oakland are also being included on the “TP5” Asia/U.S. West Coast service.
The “TP3” service uses nine ships of around 4,500 TEUs and will have a revised port rotation of Kobe; Shanghai; Yantian; Hong Kong; Kaohsiung; Yokohama; Balboa; Manzanillo, Panama; Miami; Charleston; Norfolk; New York; Miami; Manzanillo, Panama; Balboa; Manzanillo, Mexico; Yokohama; Kobe; Shanghai; Yantian; Hong Kong and Kaohsiung.
The revised “TP5” port rotation is Oakland; Los Angeles; Kwangyang; Shanghai; Ningbo; Hong Kong; Yantian; Singapore; Tanjung Pelepas; Colombo; Jebel Ali; Nhava Sheva; Colombo; Tanjung Pelepas; Laem Chabang, Hong Kong; Yantian; Yokohama; Oakland and Los Angeles.
The new rotation for the “TP7” link is Yokohama; Kobe; Hong Kong; Yantian; Kwangyang; Manzanillo, Mexico; Manzanillo, Panama; Miami; Savannah; Charleston; Manzanillo, Panama; Balboa; Los Angeles; Oakland; Yokohama; Kobe; Hong Kong; Yantian and Kwangyang.
Details of the transit times for all Maersk Sealand transpacific services are available now on ComPairData, the global liner-shipping database at http://www.compairdata.com.