WAN HAI LINES ENTERS TRANSPACIFIC TRADE
Taiwanese shipping line Wan Hai Lines will enter the transpacific trade within two weeks, confirming an agreement to take space on the services of CMA CGM and Norasia.
Largely unknown in North America, Wan Hai is the largest intra-Asia carrier and a sister company of Trans-Pacific Lines, based in the Philippines.
A spokesman for the Taiwanese shipping line said that Wan Hai will enter the Pacific trade this month, with two weekly container services. Wan Hai will take space on the “China California Shuttle” service and on the transpacific leg of the U.S./Asia/Mediterranean “MEX/TPX” service of CMA CGM, of France, and Norasia, of Switzerland.
In addition, Wan Hai will start a monthly transpacific service in June, with CMA CGM taking space, the Taiwanese carrier told American Shipper. The new service will be called “HTP” and will call at Hong Kong, Taiwan and Los Angeles.
Wan Hai’s involvement in the “China California Shuttle” service will start when the vessel “Norasia Sheba” calls at Shanghai on May 11. The service rotation is Los Angeles, Shanghai, Xiamen, Hong Kong and Los Angeles.
Wan Hai will start offering the “MEX/TPX” service on May 14, when the vessel “Norasia Singha” arrives in Port Kelang. The service rotation is Los Angeles, Oakland, Busan, Keelung, Hong Kong, Chiwan, Jakarta, Singapore, Port Kelang, Malta, Barcelona, Fos, Genoa, Naples, Malta, Damietta, Port Kelang, Singapore, Yantian, Hong Kong, Kaohsiung, Los Angeles and Oakland.