Australia National adds N. Amer. loop

Australia National adds N. Amer. loop

Australia National Line is adding an additional loop to its existing service linking Asia with the West Coast of North America through a slot-charter agreement with CMA CGM.

The new service, which begins Aug. 22, will call at Xingang, Dalian and Qingdao, China; Pusan, South Korea; Kobe, Japan; Los Angeles and Oakland. ANL in May entered the trans-Pacific with a service between Asia and the U.S. and Canada.

The additional offering is part of ANL's plan to establish a more comprehensive presence in North America, said John Lines, chief executive officer.