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Launch of direct container shipping service between Wuhan and Japan

Wuhan Xingang Datong International Shipping is launching a direct container shipping service from Wuhan, a major transportation hub in central China, to Japan on 28 November.

Wuhan Xingang Datong International Shipping, a subsidiary of the Central China Logistics Corporation, will deploy the container ships Hanya 1 and Hanya 2 on the route, with a capacity of 500 teu and 560 teu respectively.

The company said the direct container shipping service is to meet the growing shipping demands driven by rapidly increasing regional trade volume.

The service is scheduled to operate on weekly basis, Hanya 1 and Hanya 2 will be on shifts.

In the first half of 2019, Wuhan port posted a container throughput of 820,000 teu.

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