MOL adds second 6,350-TEU ship to Pacific Southwest Express loop
Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Line has introduced a second “P-Class” vessel, the 6,350-TEU “MOL Prestige,” to its weekly transpacific Pacific Southwest Express (PSX) service, operated under the New World Alliance banner with APL and Hyundai Merchant Marine.
The new ship, which has a service speed of 26 knots, joins sister ship, the “MOL Partner,” on the PSX which has a port rotation of Hong Kong, Chiwan, Yantian, Oakland, Los Angeles and back to Hong Kong.
MOL said container volume at its Oakland TraPac Terminal increased 25 percent after the start of the PSX loop in June last year and, since the introduction of the “P-Class” vessels, volume has risen another 20 percent.