June 20 2012
Wan Hai starts own Asia-Mexico/west coast of South America loop July 7
TAIWAN'S Wan Hai Lines is starting a separate Asia-Mexico-West Coast South America container shipping service in early July called WSA, after it quit the Asia-Mexico-WCSA jointly run by Evergreen, Cosco and PIL.
The port rotation of the WSA service is Kaohsiung, Shenzhen-Shekou, Hong Kong, Ningbo, Shanghai, Manzanillo (Mexico), Lazaro Cardenas, Buenaventura, Guayaquil, Callao, Manzanillo and back to Kaohsiung.
The first sailing is scheduled to depart from Kaohsiung on July 7. The service will deploy 1,500-TEU containerships, reports Alphaliner.
It pointed out that different from the joint service Wan Hai Lines participated in earlier, its new WSA service does not call in Chile, but at Guayaquil, which is not served by the existing joint service.
The report added that Wan Hai entered the trade in April 2011, when it participated in the joint service that is also called WSA with three other carriers. It originally provided two of the 10 ships running the service but later pulled out one of its ships.