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YM, UASC, and CSCL Merge TP Services for Winter Season
No vember 25, 2013 · by leo wo ng · in News · Edit
Yang Ming (YM), United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) and China Shipping Container Liner (CSCL are to
adjust their service on the Asia – West Coast of North America trade by merging their current services,
PSW4 by YM and AAS2/AWS1 by CSCL/UASC, in to a tripartite joint service.
T he new joint service shall continue to be branded by the three carriers, respectively, as PSW4/AAS2/AWS1.
T he service will employ six vessels with nominal capacity of 4,250 T EU; three operated by YM, two
operated by UASC, and one operated by CSCL. T he revised port rotation is as f ollows: Xiamen, Ningbo,
Shanghai, Los Angeles, Oakland, Xiamen. T he f irst sailing in the merged structure shall depart Xiamen on
6th December 2013.
Together with the establishment of the new joint PSW4/AAS2/AWS1 service, a broader slot swap agreement
will be made including YM’s existing PSW2 service and CSCL’s existing AAC service in this trade. T hrough
the slot swap, CSCL and UASC will take slots f rom YM’s PSW2 service, and YM will take slots f rom CSCL’s
T he PSW2 service will be marketed as AAS3 by CSCL and marketed as AWS3 by UASC with the f ollowing
port rotation: Hong Kong, Yantian, Kaohsiung, Keelung, Los Angeles, Oakland, Pusan, Kwangyang, Keelung,
Kaohsiung, Hong Kong.
T he port rotation of the AAC service is as f ollows: Qingdao, Lianyungang, Shanghai, Ningbo, Pusan, Los
Angeles, Oakland, Qingdao.
T he YM/CSCL/UASC tripartite cooperation in this trade enables a more cost ef f icient and f lexible network
and will continue to provide the comprehensive coverage and f requency in West Coast of North America