Evergreen Resumes Suspended Asia-US-Med Loop
In a sign of burgeoning U.S. trade demand, Evergreen Line plans to reintroduce a pendulum service covering the U.S. West Coast, East Asia and the Mediterranean that it suspended during the global recession. The U.S. West Coast, Asia ,Mediterranean service will start on May 10 from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and cover 20 ports ranging from Tacoma to Valencia, Spain, via the Far East, Middle East and Suez Canal.
The UAM service will replace current Asia-Pacific-Northwest-Coast and Far East-Mediterranean services, which were introduced last October as an interim measure.
The UAM service will operate with a total of 14 U-type vessels, each with a capacity of 5,364 20-foot equivalent units.
The UAM will kick off on May 10 with the departure of the Evergreen unison from Kaohsiung. The first sailing from the Port of Tacoma will be May 23 on the following port rotation:
Tacoma, Vancouver, Tokyo, Osaka, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas, Colombo, Ashdod, Alexandria, Taranto, Genoa, Barcelona, Valencia, Taranto, Colombo, Tanjung Pelepas, Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Yantian, Shanghai, Ningbo and back to Tacoma.