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LA selected by The Containership Co

LA selected by The Containership Co

Los Angeles: The Containership Company (TCC), the new budget Scandinavian line, has selected TraPac Container Terminal at the Port of Los Angeles as its US west coast gateway.
 "Los Angeles welcomes The Containership Company to our Port and our City," said Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. "As the newest entrant in the Trans-Pacific cargo trade, TCC will give local businesses another option for importing and exporting goods and materials to the major inland industrial and manufacturing center northwest of Shanghai. Congratulations to TCC, the TraPac container terminal and Port officials for bringing this service to Los Angeles."
TCC will operate a weekly service between Los Angeles and the Modern Terminals facility at the Port of Taicang, in the Jiangsu province of China. Starting in April, The Containership Company will offer "no frills" service for importers and exporters seeking a cargo link between Southern California and Taicang, a thriving manufacturing center approximately 40 miles northwest of Shanghai.
"We are thrilled to work with the Port of Los Angeles and TraPac to bring this new service to Southern California businesses," said Jakob Tolstrup-Møller, The Containership Company's Chief Executive Officer. "This will be a no-frills port-to-port service that we hope will appeal to shippers looking for a new partner and a more direct link to the vast inland manufacturing base of the Jiangsu province ."
The first vessel, the Taicang Dragon, will sail from Taicang Port on April 17th and arrive at the Port of Los Angeles on May 3rd. The ship, along with others that will rotate into the service, has the capacity to carry between 2,500 and 3,000 teu. TCC executives believe their new service could generate 250,000 teu annually between L.A. and Taicang. 
The Containership Company AS (TCC) is a Norwegian-registered container line managed from Copenhagen with operations in Europe, Asia and the United States. TCC's management team has an average of more than 25 years in international container trade. The line's container equipment fleet and flow is outsourced to Eagle Hill Container Management. Norton Lilly International is TCC's global agency.  [16/03/10]


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