China Shipping deploys its first 8,000-TEU ship

China Shipping deploys its first 8,000-TEU ship

China Shipping Container Line on Wednesday took delivery of its first 8,000-TEU class vessel scheduled to enter service in the trans-Pacific.

The 8,500-TEU CSCL Asia is one of five vessels that will be deployed in a weekly service from Asia to the U.S. West Coast. They will replace the 5,000-TEU ships currently in the trans-Pacific service.

The CSCL Asia will arrive in Long Beach on its maiden voyage around July 24.