A NEW shipping route between Shenzhen and the U.S. city of Los Angeles (LA) was officially launched May 5, as a container ship named RENJIAN berthed at Yantian Port.
The route enables a container ship to directly sail from Yantian International Container Terminals (YICT) to LA in 16 days, according to DT News.
This is the first scheduled service CULINES launched to the U.S. from South China, which is called TPC route.
The TPC route’s expected time of berth is every Thursday at YICT, the last loading point in China, and every Sunday in a designated port in Los Angeles.
The new route will facilitate foreign trade and help ease the pressure on the transport of exported goods, said the report.
CULINES has arranged six fixed container ships and one backup ship to ensure smooth and quality services. Moreover, there are four kinds of fast pick-up services available at the designated port in LA.
Since this year, YICT has added eight new shipping routes, bringing its total international shipping routes to more than 100. Over 60% of its international routes run to European countries and the U.S., covering almost all main ports in the U.S.’ east and west coasts, Europe and Canada.
Cen Qicheng, general manager of YICT, said given that global supply chain has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, YICT had cooperated with shipping companies to launch and upgrade more routes to support logistics in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
The TPC route allows YICT to have larger operations in the Pacific, and YICT will continue to make all-out efforts to further its role in supporting the global supply chain, Cen was quoted as saying.