Cosco to add transpacific loop via Wan Hai and K-Line slots purchase
Update Time£º2012-8-10 From: Internet
COSCO is to add a transpacific loop to its offering through the purchase of slots on the new China-US service to be launched by Wan Hai Lines and "K" Line (Calco-B) from Qingdao on May 7, reports Alphaliner.
The service will connect Qingdao, Shanghai and Ningbo to Long Beach, using five vessels with capacities of between 4,200 and 4,800 TEU. Three ships will be provided by "K" Line and two by Wan Hai.
This comes out of a recent agreement between Wan Hai and "K" Line to jointly operate a transpacific service to Long Beach (Calco-B). There is also the Calco-C (South East Asia-Japan Express) service, which rotates through Xiamen, Hong Kong, Shenzhen-Yantian, Shanghai, Long Beach, Oakland, Tokyo, Nagoya and back to Xiamen.
This is augmented by the SEA (South East Asia-Japan Express) service which rotates through Guangzhou-Nansha, Hong Kong, Shenzhen-Yantian, Xianmen, Long Beach and back to Guangzhou-Nansha.