Tuesday, May 15, 2012

MOL to Call at Port of Seattle

Mitsui OSK Lines and the New World Alliance announced on May 11 a new service at the Port of Seattle that it’s believed will result in more capacity and faster transit times for improved exports to Asia.

MOL’s PSX service will add a Seattle call at APL’s Terminal 5 beginning May 21, which the port says will provide expanded coverage and capacity for cargo from the Pacific Northwest.

In addition to Seattle, the PSX will also add stops in Vancouver, BC, Tokyo and Yantian to the 10 other stops, which include Hong Kong, Oakland and Los Angeles.

“We appreciate MOL’s business, as their containers mean more jobs for our region,” Linda Styrk, the Port of Seattle’s managing seaport director, said in a statement announcing the move.

These vessels will be the first MOL ships to call Seattle since 2008, and average over 6,300 TEU in size. Last year, the Port of Seattle harbor handled over two million 20-foot equivalent containers.