Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


Port of Oakland gets new inbound call from China

P O Shipping inaugurated the Oakland earlier this week, with the arrival of its vessel, the POS Hong Kong. It is part of a weekly Central Asia Express (CAE) service, which was launched in August 2010 with one U.S. port of call at Long Beach.
By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
December 21, 2010

The newest trans-Pacific ocean carrier, Hainan P O Shipping Co., Ltd. (P O Shipping) has expanded its services with a call connecting Oakland with five major ports in China.

P O Shipping inaugurated the Oakland earlier this week, with the arrival of its vessel, the POS Hong Kong.  It is part of a weekly Central Asia Express (CAE) service, which was launched in August 2010 with one U.S. port of call at Long Beach. This service will now link Oakland with Hong Kong, Yantian, Xiamen, Ningbo, and Shanghai.

“Our expansion to serve Oakland demonstrates our commitment to provide a greater level of service to our customers,” said K.K. Chan, president of P O Shipping Agency (USA), Inc. “As the third-busiest port on the U.S. West Coast, and its location as a premier gateway for U.S. agricultural exports, Oakland is a natural choice.”

Jock O’Connell, Beacon Economics’ International Trade Adviser, told LM however, that outbound loaded container traffic at the Oakland was far less robust than in Southern California last month, posting a gain of just 0.3 percent over October.

Five vessels in the 2,700 to 3,200 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container unit) range comprise the weekly service and will call each Saturday at the Oakland International Container Terminal facility (berths 57-59).

P O Shipping also operates an integrated feeder network in China, which will enable cargo from the outlying ports of Qingdao, Tianjin, Dalian, and Nansha to transship to the CAE for direct transit to Oakland.

“P O Shipping’s decision to expand to Oakland means more choices and flexibility for U.S. importers and exporters who use our gateway,” said James Kwon, the Port of Oakland’s maritime director.”

Its service connects Oakland with some of the fastest-growing regions in China, particularly the Yangtze River Delta and the northern Bohai Rim.”

About the Author

image
Patrick Burnson
Executive Editor

Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

NRF's Jonathan Gold explains that the past year was replete with disruptions, slowdowns and partial shutdown, which can no longer be the norm, saying ports and dockworkers must adapt to ensure they provide shippers with the predictability and stability they need.

Last month, I gave a presentation to a group of senior transportation and supply chain executives. It was entitled “Predictable Surprises,” because it addressed how transportation and supply chain professionals can eliminate unpleasant surprises by looking at and evaluating issues in the transportation industry, and projecting how those issues will affect their companies.

The Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB) said this week that they have formally established working groups, which they said will aim to seek new supply chain efficiencies, and focus on various aspects of port operations, including peak operations and terminal optimization in an effort to augment the San Pedro Bay port complex.

A month ago, the Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) from freight transportation consultancy FTR indicated that shippers might be traveling on a rocky road in the coming months. And one month later it appears those concerns appear to have been confirmed.

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) had nothing but praise for the Senate passage over the past weekend of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015).

Article Topics

News · Container · Trade · Shipping · Exports · China · TEU · Imports · All topics

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


© Copyright 2015 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA