Wan Hai Lines, a Taiwan-based ocean container carrier that has predominately served the intra-Asia market since its entry into container shipping in 1976, is expanding its service to the U.S. East Coast. The first ship arrived at Global Container Terminals’ GCT New York in the Port of New York and New Jersey on July 30, 2021. The addition of this service provides better transit time and service coverage to meet growing consumer demand.
CAPE MAYOR, was the first ship of Wan Hai Lines’ independent service to the U.S. East Coast from Taipei. Nine other Panamax Class container vessels with a capacity of 2,800 to 4,000 TEUs will rotate along this new route between Asia and the East Coast.
The new service between Asia and the U.S. East Coast originates from Taipei, calling at Xiamen, Shekou, and Cai Mep before calling at the Port of New York and New Jersey. This is the first new service of Wan Hai Lines to the U.S. East Coast. Wan Hai has been calling the U.S. West Coast for over 20 years.