Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Seattle Port Attracts New Carrier

The Port of Seattle has added another ocean carrier to its list of lines calling at the Puget Sound port.

Starting with the Dec. 29, 2010 sailing of the MSC Vienna from Gioia Tauro, Mediterranean Shipping Company added the ports of Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia to the carrier's California Express service.

The MSC Vienna made its first call at Vancouver on Jan. 29 and in Seattle on Jan. 30. The ship, a 3,600-TEU vessel built in 2003, is now in Balboa, Panama nearing the end of its first run on the service.

The new rotation for the California Express service is: Gioia Tauro, Napoli, Civitavecchia, La Spezia, Valencia, Cristobal, Balboa, Long Beach, Oakland, Vancouver, Seattle, Oakland, Long Beach, Balboa, Cristobal, Gioia Tauro.