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Big Three respond to trade pick-up by resuming Asia-USWC direct service

Big Three respond to trade pick-up by resuming Asia-USWC direct service

Marseille: CMA CGM announces that its Yang Tse service, operated in partnership with Maersk Line and MSC to link South, Central and North China to the US West Coast, will resume beginning July 10.
The service will deploy six vessels of 6,500 TEU capacity, covering the port rotation: Xiamen, Shanghai (Wai Gao Qiao), Qingdao, Long Beach, Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Xiamen.
CMA CGM says the move will allow it to "respond to the rebound of volumes on the trade linking China to the United States by strengthening (our) presence and improving transit times on this key transpacific trade lane.
This new service will complement CMA CGM Group's existing services between China and the US West Coast - Bohai Rim and Pearl River - and extend port coverage by the addition of three new calls in Xiamen (Eatsbound), Hong Kong and Qingdao as well as an extra call in Shanghai (WGQ).
"The Yang Tse service allows CMA CGM to enhance its port coverage and further develop its capacity on the transpacific market in response to the expanding eastbound trade while meeting growing demand from the American exporters towards South China and Taiwan thanks to direct connections to Kaohsiung and Hong Kong" explains Jean-Philippe Thénoz, CMA CGM Vice-President North America Lines.  [23/06/10]

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