Hapag-Lloyd will introduce a new trans-Pacific service between Asia and the U.S. West Coast.
The Pacific China Express, PCX, has the following port rotation: Ningbo and Shanghai, China; Kwangyang and Busan, South Korea; Los Angeles; Oakland, Calif.; and back to Busan, Kwangyang and Ningbo.
The first eastbound sailing will be the Hyundai Courage from Ningbo on April 22 and the first westbound sailing will be from Los Angeles on May 14.
The container line’s existing Asia-U.S. West Coast Service, the China America Express, CAX, will be terminated. The last sailing from Shanghai will be on April 18 and the last sailing from Los Angeles will be on May 4.
Additionally, the carrier will increase rates for all cargoes and container types on its trade from the U.S. to Australia and New Zealand, effective June 1.
The hike will be $200 per 20-foot container and $400 per 40-foot container.