Evergreen Line introduces two new intra-Asia services, Nautilus International/Metro Group breaks ground on its new headquarters in Long Beach, CaroTrans starts LCL service from Shanghai to Atlanta via Port of Savannah.
Ocean carrier Evergreen Line will introduce two new intra-Asia services in March, the TSS and THK, which will connect Taiwan with Southeast Asia and Hong Kong, respectively.
The Taiwan-based carrier said in a statement its new Taiwan-Shekou-Malacca Strait service (TSS) will deploy three 1,600-TEU vessels with a port rotation of Hong Kong, Shekou, Port Klang, Penang, Port Klang, Singapore, Tanjung Pelepas, Kaohsiung, and back to Hong Kong. The TSS will commence from Kaohsiung March 19.
According to Evergreen, the new loop will not only serve regional intra-Asian trade, “but also connect into the global networks of Evergreen Line and its alliance partners via hubs at Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tanjung Pelepas.” Evergreen is a member of the CKYHE Alliance, along with China-owned COSCO Container Lines, Hanjin Shipping of South Korea, Taiwan-based Yang Ming and “K” Line of Japan, cooperating on the major east-west trades.
The dedicated Taiwan-Hong Kong THK service will operate with one 1,200-TEU vessel with a port rotation of Taichung, Taipei, Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, and back to Taichung. The loop will commence from Hong Kong March 25.
Nautilus International Holding Corp. and its subsidiaries Metro Ports, Metro Cruise Services, Metro Shore Services and Metro Risk Management broke ground on the company’s new headquarters in Long Beach.
The 40,000-square-foot building, designed by DRA Architects and developed by Long Beach-based Urbana Development LLC, will sit on 2.57 acres in Douglas Park near the Long Beach Airport and have the capacity for more than 120 total employees. The stevedoring, terminal operations, agency, logistics and risk management companies will transfer the 70 full-time employees working at their current headquarters in Wilmington to the new facility upon completion.
According to a statement from Nautilus/Metro, the new building will be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified, and its 168-space carport structure will provide power to the new building via solar panels and include 10 electric vehicle charging stations.
Worldwide, Nautilus/Metro has 30 operations in the United States and two countries.
Non-vessel-operating common carrier CaroTrans has started an all-water, less-than-containerload service from Shanghai to Atlanta via the Port of Savannah. It has a 32-day transit and freight will be deconsolidated at CaroTrans’ Atlanta container freight station. Transportation is available to customers throughout Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Florida and Tennessee.