Thursday, April 8, 2010

Evergreen Boosts US West Coast Service

Ocean carrier Evergreen Line plans to reintroduce a 20-port pendulum service that will expand coverage of the United States West Coast. The service will cover a range from Tacoma, Washington, to Valencia, Spain via Asia and the Middle East.

The new US West Coast - Asia -Mediterranean, or UAM, service begins May 10 and replaces the existing Asia-Pacific-North West Coast, or PNM, and Far-East Mediterranean, or FEM, services. These two routes were introduced in October 2009 as temporary services.

The UAM service will utilize 14 vessels, each capable of carrying 5,400 TEU vessels. The service will launch mid-rotation on May 10 in Kaohsiung with the first vessel leaving Tacoma on May 23.

The westbound rotation for the service will be: Tacoma > Vancouver > Tokyo > Osaka > Qingdao > Shanghai > Ningbo > Kaohsiung > Hong Kong > Yantian > Tanjung Pelepas > Colombo > Ashdod > Alexandria > Taranto > Genoa > Barcelona > Valencia.

The eastbound rotation for the service will be: Valencia > Taranto > Colombo > Tanjung Pelepas > Kaohsiung > Hong Kong > Yantian > Shanghai > Ningbo > Tacoma.