The Containership Company to call L.A.
The first service for the startup liner carrier The Containership Company will call at the Port of Los Angeles, the port said Friday.
The service will link Taicang, in China's Jiangsu Province, with Southern California on a five-ship port-to-port loop, using vessels OF 2,500 TO 3,000 TEUs. The new container line confirmed the new service to American Shipper in late February, but said at that time it had yet to finalize whether the service would call in Los Angeles or Long Beach.
The service will call at the TraPac terminal in Los Angeles. Officials with The Containership Company told the port it aims to generate 250,000 TEUs of annual traffic between Los Angeles and Taicang, with lies 30 miles upriver from Shanghai on the Yangtze River.
The first sailing on the service is scheduled for April 17 from Taicang, with a May 3 arrival in Los Angeles.
The Containership Company is a Norwegian-registered container line managed from Copenhagen with operations in Europe, Asia and the United States. The line's container equipment fleet and flow is outsourced to Eagle Hill Container Management. Norton Lilly International is TCC's global agency.