MOL has announced changes on New World Alliance services in the transpacific.
Sailing days and transit times are being changed on the PCX service and PNW/PS1 services are being combined into a single loop.
While the port rotation on the PCX service will remain Ningbo, Shanghai, Kwangyang, Busan, Los Angeles, Oakland, Busan, Kwangyang, and Ningbo, the company is changing estimated times of arrival and departure at some ports and some transit times will change. Details are here
In addition, the nominal capacity of the ships will be changed from 8,000 TEUs to 6,000 TEUs. The changes become effective with the sailing of the Hyundai Tokyo
which arrived in Ningbo on Oct. 7 and arrives in Los Angeles Oct. 24.
BlueWater Reporting said in addition to New World Alliance Partners MOL, Hyundai, and APL, Hapag-Lloyd participates in the service.
MOL also said the PNW and PS1 services will be merged into a single loop which will be known as the PNW. An additional call has been added to the Kaohsiung APL terminal and the calling days and transit times have changed. The rotation is Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Yantian, Shanghai, Busan, Tacoma, Seattle, Vancouver, Busan, Kwangyang, and Kaohsiung.
The PNW and PS1 services had each used 6,000-TEU ships. The combined service will use 8,000-TEU ships. The change is effective with the sailing of the Hyundai Courage
which is expected to arrive in Kaohsiung Oct. 11 and Tacoma on Oct. 29. The last vessel on the PS1 service will be the Hyundai Long Beach
, with an estimated time of arrival of Oct. 10 in Chiwan and estimated time of arrival in Seattle Oct. 27. Details are available here.