Pacific International Lines (PIL) has announced a revamp to their China Transpacific trade lines commencing on April 3, 2017.
There will be two new weekly services branded as ACS and AC5, operating in a joint cooperation under a new vessel sharing agreement. The two new weekly services will each cover Central and South China to USWC in 42 round voyage days with 12 vessels of 6,500 to 10,000 TEUs.
ACS commences April 3rd and will have the following port rotation:
Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Los Angeles, Oakland, Qingdao
AC5 commences April 4 and will have the following port rotation:
Xiamen, Nansha, Hong Kong, Yantian, Long Beach, Oakland, Xiamen
These 2 services are further complemented by 3 other Transpacific loops made available on slot exchange arrangement to provide improved frequency and better overall coverage. These include:
AC2 with the port rotation: Lianyungang, Shanghai, Ningbo, Long Beach, Seattle, Lianyungang; AC3 with the port rotation: Xingang, Qingdao, Shanghai, Long Beach, Oakland, Xingang; and AC6 with the port rotation: Fuzhou, Nansha, Hong Kong, Yantian, Xiamen, LosAngeles/Long Beach, Oakland, Fuzhou