Friday, October 19, 2018

PIL to Call at Seattle

By Karen Robes Meeks

For the first time since 2014, Pacific International Lines (PIL) is calling at the Northwest Seaport Alliance harbor.

PIL’s Kota Pekarang debuted Oct. 6 at The Northwest Seaport Alliance’s North Harbor in Seattle. It will make a weekly call at SSA Marine’s Terminal 30 as part of the America China Service, which will also travel to Lianyungang, Shanghai, Ningbo, Long Beach and Lianyungang.

“The Northwest Seaport Alliance is proud to welcome PIL’s weekly service to our gateway,” said Courtney Gregoire, Port of Seattle commission president and co-chair of The Northwest Seaport Alliance. “We are committed to ensuring our quality service will help PIL grow their cargo here in the Northwest to support even more local jobs.”

The 1,100-foot-long Kota Pekarang can hold close to 12,000 TEUs.

“PIL is excited to expand our Seattle-area market presence,” said Ernie Kuo, senior vice president of PIL USA Agency Services. “Servicing more than 500 locations in 95 countries, PIL recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. We look forward to our continued close partnerships long into the future.”