February 17, 2021
The Taiwan-based international shipping company Wan Hai Lines has announced The Northwest Seaport Alliance's Seattle Harbor as first port of call for its new, independent service. Wan Hai recently revamped its services to provide comprehensive coverage that meets its growing customer demand in the Pacific Northwest.
Beginning in mid-March, the AA5 service will call Kaohsiung, Yantian, Shanghai, Ningbo, Seattle and Oakland before returning to Kaohsiung. Calling Terminal 18 in Seattle, this service provides direct connections from Asia to the Pacific Northwest, which will reduce import transit times and increase loading options.
John Wolfe, CEO of The Northwest Seaport Alliance, is excited to hear about the recent developments. "The Northwest Seaport Alliance has ample terminal capacity, provides efficient operations and low dwell times that ensure cargo moves quickly onto its ultimate destination. The gateway offers supply chain flexibility and low-cost transload options to our customers."
The NWSA is well-positioned to help minimize berth congestion and cargo delays along the west coast. Wan Hai is one of many ocean carriers selecting the NWSA gateway as a solution for reducing congestion issues.
The NWSA gateway, which includes the marine cargo operations of the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, offers critical advantages to the west coast supply chain. Poised to increase cargo volumes through the gateway, NWSA's strong partnerships with businesses, labor, and members of the supply chain, along with strategic infrastructure investment, will serve international cargo movement for years to come.
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About The Northwest Seaport Alliance
The Northwest Seaport Alliance is a marine cargo operating partnership of the ports of Seattle and Tacoma. Combined, the ports are the fourth-largest container gateway in the United States. Regional marine cargo facilities also are a major center for bulk, breakbulk, project/heavy-lift cargoes, automobiles and trucks.
The Northwest Seaport Alliance, press release