Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. (Yang Ming) has announced the launch of its latest Far East - West Coast of Latin America (FE-WCSA, Loop code: SA8) service beginning July.
The Taiwan-based container shipping line said the new service will offer its customers broader service coverage and more reliable services in the FE-WCSA trade.
It said the new SA8 service will be jointly operated by Yang Ming, WAN HAI LINES LTD., and Pacific International Lines Pte Ltd (PIL).
Yang Ming noted that a fleet of eight 2,400-3,700 TEU vessels will be deployed on the weekly service, two of them from Yang Ming.
The first sailing of the SA8 service is planned to commence from Ningbo on 13th July 2022(ETB). The shipping line said a round trip will take 70 days.
"With the addition of the SA8 service, the company will be able to strengthen its existing service network and provide customers with more comprehensive delivery service across FE-WCSA markets," it added.
Yang Ming currently provides two FE-WCSA loops, SA4 and SA6.
Yang Ming's FE-WCSA service will follow the SA8 port rotation: Ningbo - Shanghai - Qingdao - Pusan - Manzanillo - Lazaro Cardenas - Puerto Quetzal - Buenaventura - Valparaiso - Ningbo.