Wan Hai Lines

Wan Hai Lines

Wan Hai Lines is a container carrier with a network that covers areas in Asia, the United States, South America, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Established in 1965 with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, the shipping company has a fleet of 72 vessels with a total capacity of 178,445 TEUs. Almost 87 percent of Wan Hai’s services are focused on routes in Asia, where container volumes and freight rates are more stable than in the volatile east-west trades. This has enabled the carrier to regularly remain in the black while its larger Taiwan rivals suffer losses.

 

03 Dec 2021
The sky-high ocean freight rates into the US East Coast have beckoned an increasing number of ‘tramp’ ships trying to secure berth space for container discharge at the NY-NJ port.
03 Sep 2014
Ocean carriers’ operating margins in the first half of the year veered widely from top-ranked Maersk Line’s positive 7.3 percent to a negative 7.8 percent at Chile’s CSAV, according to industry analyst Alphaliner.
Asian Gypsy Moth
26 Aug 2014
Tiny, dirt-like egg clusters are waylaying cargo at ports in the United States, delaying thousands of containers for days at a time.
Asian gypsy moth caterpillar
22 Aug 2014
At least two ships have been quarantined and all others coming from Asia to the United States will be heavily scrutinized as officials attempt to block an invasive species from making landfall in the U.S.
Wan Hai container ship
18 Aug 2014
Intra-Asia specialist Wan Hai Lines reported a 7.2 percent increase in container volumes in the first half of 2014, pushing revenue up nearly 10 percent as the shipping industry continues to feel the effects of increased demand.
12 Jul 2014
Wan Hai Lines plans to upgrade its intra-Asia service network by joining the West India-China direct service (WIN) operated by a consortium of NYK Line, X-Press Feeders, Hapag-Lloyd and Yang Ming Lines.
A Hapag-Lloyd container seen in Singapore.
02 Jul 2014
The ink was hardly dry on Hapag-Lloyd’s merger deal with Chilean carrier CSAV when departing chief executive Michael Behrendt raised the prospect of acquiring an Asian container line.
18 Jun 2014
At the end of this month, four ocean carriers will launch a new joint service connecting China, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
Wan Hai ship
16 May 2014
Intra-Asia specialist Wan Hai Lines posted a modest $21.8 million profit in the first quarter as the carrier leveraged its network to remain the leading light among Taiwan’s top three shipping companies.
31 May 2013
The Port of Long Beach this week recognized 20 ocean carriers and shipowners for their efforts to improve air quality by
16 Apr 2013
Starting May 4, Cosco Container Lines, Evergreen Line, PIL and Wan Hai Line will launch a new weekly service linking Asia and the west coast of South America, called Asia-South America Service, WSA2.
11 Apr 2013
Wan Hai Lines has unveiled its Wan Hai 516 vessel at an opening ceremony at CSBC Corp. Taiwan’s Kaohsiung shipyard.
27 Mar 2013
On April 3, Wan Hai Lines will join Yang Ming Line and Pacific International Lines in operating the Pan Asia Service II to provide an express service from North China to Singapore and Malaysia.
Victoria harbor in Hong Kong
25 Jan 2013
That Wan Hai Lines attributed its third quarter profit turnaround to its decision to shift resources from the destitute Asia-Europe market to growing intra-Asia trades is testament to the strong fundamentals underpinning Asia’s regional trade.