Tuesday, June 5, 2018

New Line for NW Seaport Alliance

By Karen Robes Meeks

The SM Line Qingdao made its first weekly call to the Northwest Seaport Alliance’s North Harbor on Thursday.

Six 4,300-TEU vessels will call each week at SSA Marine’s Terminal 18 on Seattle’s Harbor Island as part of the new Pacific Northwest Service, which stops at ports in Yantian, Ningbo, Shanghai, Busan, Vancouver, Seattle, Tokyo and Kwangyang.

“We are proud to welcome SM Line to our family of steamship lines calling at The Northwest Seaport Alliance,” said Courtney Gregoire, Port of Seattle commission president and co-chair of The Northwest Seaport Alliance. “This new weekly service and the cargo it brings means jobs and revenue for our region.”

This service gives shippers another carrier option and more direct ports of call to south and central China, Korea and Japan.