YANGMING, COSCO AND “K” LINE ADD YANTIAN TRANSPACIFIC CALL
Yangming Marine Transport, China Ocean Shipping Co. and "K" Line
are revising their joint "PSW 2/CALCO-Y" weekly service by adding a direct call
The first call at the South Chinese port for the service is scheduled on Dec.
The service uses six 3,266-TEU containerships of Yangming, operated within
its alliance with COSCO and "K" Line. The revised rotation of the service is
Yantian, Hong Kong, Kaohsiung, Busan, Los Angeles, Oakland, Tokyo, Kobe, Busan, Shanghai
and Yantian. Weekly calls at Taichung, Taiwan, are being discontinued.
COSCO, Yangming and "K" Line already operate two weekly
transpacific strings calling direct at South Chinese ports, according to ComPairData, the
global shipping database on the Internet at http://www.compairdata.com.
Their joint "SEA/CALCO-S" service calls at Shekou and the "PSW
1/CALCO-A" loop calls at Yantian.
The South China expansion by the alliance of Asian carriers is the latest of
a series of additional ports calls and services by transpacific carriers to capitalize on
the boom of the China/U.S. traffic.
Yangming said that it received the approval of mainland Chinese authorities
to call at the Chinese ports at the end of September.
Transit time information on all the direct China/U.S. services are available
on the ComPairData subscription-based web site and on the new free-access web site of
American Shipper at http://www.americanshipper.com.