Tuesday, May 4, 2010

TCC Completes First China-to-Los Angeles Run

The inaugural east-west run of the Port of Los Angeles' newest ocean carrier, The Containership Co., ended at the port's TraPac terminal on Sunday.

Dockers at TraPac immediately began unloading TCC's Taicang Dragon vessel, one of five vessels that will rotate in and out of the weekly service to Los Angeles.

Start-up carrier TCC, which is based in Norway, offers express container shipments between China and Los Angeles. The carrier uses a business model similar to the successful no-frills budget airlines like JetBlue.

The carrier expects to move about 250,000 cargo containers through Los Angeles each year.

TCC is also looking to an eventual Pacific Northwest expansion that may include the port in either Seattle or Vancouver, British Columbia.