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Taiwan's Wan Hai Lines has just announced an upgrade to its Asia-Pacific Service (AP1), to expand its current network on the US West Coast.

Wan Hai's AP1 service will replace the existing AA3 service and will be operated jointly with ONE (Ocean Network Express) shipping line.

Wan Hai Lines will deploy 5 ships, while Singapore container shipping line, which also recently announced a new service, will add 2 more container ships to this service. All ships will have a nominal capacity of 13,000 TEU.

According to shipping line ONE, the AP1 service goes directly from Taipei and Shekou to the US West Coast, enhancing the company's overall service network. The return leg of this route has a fast transit speed from the US West Coast to Vietnam, with an expected transit time of 19 days to Hai Phong and 22 days to Cai Mep.

Mr. Yu Kurimoto, CEO of ONE, emphasized the importance of the trans-Pacific market in ONE's global network, saying: "The introduction of the AP1 service underscores ONE's unwavering commitment to this crucial trade lane. Complementing our existing product mix, we are dedicated to delivering outstanding, reliable, and holistic services."

The first sailing of the AP1 service will depart from Hai Phong port in Vietnam around the end of April or May 2024. This new upgraded service will have a fixed itinerary lasting 56 days.

The itinerary of AP1 service is as follows: Hai Phong (Vietnam) – Cai Mep (Vietnam) – Shekou (China) – Xiamen (China) – Taipei (China) – Ningbo (China) – Shanghai (China) Country) – Los Angeles (USA) – Oakland (USA) – Shekou – Hai Phong.



Source: Phaata.com (According to Wan Hai Lines | ONE) 

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