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OOCL unveils expanded trans-Pacific maiden sailings

YokohamaOrient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has released the details of its network service expansion to the Asia-North America trade lane under the revised vessel-sharing agreement of the G6 Alliance, of which the carrier is a member.

OOCL will offer its extended trans-Pacific services beginning May 2014.

South East Asia 1 (SE1): Singapore, Chiwan, Kaohsiung, Los Angeles, Yokohama, Kaohsiung, and Singapore

The first sailing will be APL Hong Kong with an expected time of departure Singapore on May 8 and ETD Los Angeles on June 8.

South East Asia 2 (SE2): Laem Chabang, Cai Mep, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Oakland, Hong Kong, and Laem Chabang

The eastbound first sailing is MOL Majesty with an ETD Laem Chabang on May 6 and westbound first sailing MOL Creation with an ETD Los Angeles on May 30.

South East Asia 3 (SE3):  Jebel Ali, Al Hidd, Dammam, Port Klang, Singapore, Laem Chabang, Yantian, Los Angeles, Oakland, Pusan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Yantian, Singapore, and Jebel Ali

The maiden voyage is NYK Theseus departing Port Klang May 6 and Los Angeles June 1.

South China 1 (SC1): Xiamen, Chiwan, Yantian, Los Angeles, Oakland, Kaohsiung, and Xiamen

The APL Paris takes first sailing with an ETD Xiamen on May 8 and Los Angeles on May 29.

South China 2 (SC2): Dachan Bay, Hong Kong, Yantian, Kaohsiung, Long Beach, Kaohsiung, Xiamen, Hong Kong, and Dachan Bay

The OOCL Shenzhen leaves Dachan Bay with an ETD May 11 and Long Beach May 31.

Central China 1 (CC1): Shanghai, Kwangyang, Pusan, Los Angeles, Oakland, Pusan, Kwangyang, and Shanghai

Hyundai Busan leaves with an ETD Shanghai on May 15 and Los Angeles on June 1.

Central China 2 (CC2): Ningbo, Shanghai, Los Angeles, and Ningbo

First sailings will be Hyundai New York with an ETD Ningbo on May 13 and Los Angeles ofn June 1.

Central China 3 (CC3): Qingdao, Xingang, Busan, Yokohama, Los Angeles, Oakland, Yokohama, Busan, and Qingdao

APL Korea conducts the first sailings with ETD Qingdao on May 17 and Los Angeles on June 5

Central China 4 (CC4): Shanghai, Ningbo, Los Angeles, Oakland, and Shanghai

Initial sailings will be NYK Triton having  ETD Shanghai on May 19 and Los Angeles on June 5.

North Pacific 1 (NP1): Singapore, Laem Chabang, Dachan Bay, Hong Kong, Yantian, Vancouver, Tacoma, Seattle, Busan, Kaohsiung, and Singapore

OOCL Luxembourg sails for the first time on this service with ETD Singapore on May 13 and Vancouver on June 6.

North Pacific 2 (NP2): Hong Kong, Yantian, Kaohsiung, Shanghai, Busan, Tacoma, Seattle, Vancouver, Yokohama, Busan, Kwangyang, and Hong Kong

Hyundai Courage makes the initial voyage with ETD Hong Kong on May 17 and Tacoma on June 4.

North Pacific 3 (NP3): Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai, Busan, Vancouver, Tacoma, Vancouver, Tokyo, Nagoya, Kobe, and Qingdao.

The Vienna Express takes off with ETD Qingdao on May 13 and Tacoma June 3.

Pacific Atlantic 1 (PA1): Shanghai, Busan, Kobe, Nagoya, Tokyo, Tacoma, Vancouver, Oakland, Los Angeles, Balboa, Panama Canal, Manzanillo, Panama, Savannah, Norfolk, New York, Halifax, Europe, Halifax, New York, Norfolk, Savannah, Manzanillo, Panama, Panama Canal, Los Angeles, Oakland, Yokohama, and Shanghai.

Eastbound first sailing is NYK Meteor with ETD Shanghai on May 12, and westbound trip is Box Trader with ETD Halifax on May 26.

Pacific Atlantic 2 (PA2): Kaohsiung, Busan, Kobe, Tokyo, Balboa, Panama Canal, Manzanillo, Panama, Miami, Jacksonville, Savannah, Charleston, New York, Europe, New York, Norfolk, Charleston, Manzanillo, Panama, Panama Canal, Balboa, Los Angeles, Oakland, Tokyo, Kobe, and Kaohsiung

Eastbound first sailing is the MOL Efficiency departing Kaohsiung May 11; westbound sailing is Margrit Rickmers ETD New York on May 24.

The new service structure offers more comprehensive, seamless, and efficient service with competitive transit times to meet market demand, a company release said.

“With an increased frequency of 14 weekly sailings to the U.S. West Coast and 8 weekly sailings to the U.S. East Coast, we offer expanded port coverage including Seattle in the Pacific Northwest, Miami, and the new direct services from Japan covering the Vancouver Gateway and U.S. East Coast,” it added.

Other service enhancements include direct shuttle services between Asia (Shanghai/Ningbo) and North America as well as improved transit times for many port pairs, providing more competitive shipping schedules.

In addition, OOCL said it will continue to offer these services as part of its trans-Pacific network:

Japan Express  (JPX): Kobe, Nagoya, Tokyo, Sendai, Los Angeles, Oakland, Tokyo, Nagoya, and Kobe

Asia Suez Express  (AZX): Laem Chabang, Singapore, Colombo, Suez Canal, Halifax, New York, Savannah, Norfolk, Suez Canal, Jebel Ali, Singapore, and Laem Chabang

China East Coast Express  (CEC): Cai Mep, Hong Kong, Shekou, Yantian, Singapore, Suez Canal, New York, Savannah, Charleston, Norfolk, Suez Canal, Jeddah, Singapore, and Cai Mep

North & Central China East Coast Express  (NCE): Busan, Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai, Panama Canal, New York, Norfolk, Savannah, Panama Canal, and Busan

New York Express  (NYE): Kaohsiung, Ningbo, Shanghai, Busan, Panama Canal, Manzanillo, Savannah, New York, Norfolk, Jacksonville, Manzanillo, Panama Canal, Busan, and back to Kaohsiung

South China East Coast Express  (SCE): Xiamen, Kaohsiung, Dachan Bay, Hong Kong, Yantian, Panama Canal, Manzanillo, Kingston, Savannah, Charleston, Kingston, Manzanillo, Panama Canal, and Xiamen

India East Coast Express  (IEX): Karachi, Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Suez Canal, New York, Norfolk, Savannah, Charleston, Suez Canal, Jeddah, and Karachi

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