TraPac to manage Oakland cargo for U.S. Lines
TraPac will manage the Oakland-bound cargo of U.S. Lines, the Southern California-based liner and logistics services provider said Monday.
In February, USL said it would introduce a direct weekly call at Oakland on its Australia/New Zealand and transpacific services, expanding its coverage up the California Coast. The service will call at berth 30 in the Port of Oakland.
'TraPac has delivered outstanding service to USL and our valued customers in the Port of Los Angeles, and we firmly believe this standard of excellence will be delivered to our shippers in the Oakland gateway as well,' said Ed Aldridge, USL's president and chief executive officer, in a statement.
Vessels will arrive in Oakland from Australasia, Hong Kong and South China each Monday, departing Tuesday for Los Angeles before proceeding southbound for Tauranga, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. This schedule will shift the departure from Los Angeles from Thursday to Friday, a feature designed to attract exporters seeking late-week cutoffs.
Transit times throughout the network will remain the same.