CMA CGM, Maersk and MSC, the world’s three largest shipping companies and, important to realize, none of them China-based or owned, will reorganize two loops between Asia and the US West Coast by merging their Central and Northern China services effectively almost immediately.
The weekly direct service between China and the United States will be operated with 5×8,100 TEU (where a TEU is a container ) vessels.
One of these will be CMA CGM, two will come from MAERSK, and two from MSC. Those five container ships working together allow a weekly direct service between China and United States.
CMA CGM said the service port rotation includes: Dalian — Xingang — Shanghai WGQ — Shanghai Yangshan — Ningbo — Los Angeles — Oakland — Dalian.
It will provide customers with extensive port coverage in China (Dalian, Xingang, Shanghai WGQ, Shanghai Yangshan, Ningbo) and weekly direct calls to Californian ports: Los Angeles and Oakland, gateway to the US inland market.
Hong Kong, Yantian, Kaohsiung, Qingdao are already included in other loops operated by the partners.