Hutchison Port Holdings’s on Friday welcomed the maiden call of Wan Hai Lines’ ‘NS3’ Service at its Zuhai International Container Terminal. The call was performed by the 2,646 teu vessel WAN HAI 313.
Wan Hai had already expended the ‘NS3’ coverage this August, adding calls at Pasir Gudang, Singapore, Osaka and Keelung. At the same time, the carrier stretched the rotation from 21 to 28 days and added a fourth ship. Right after this move, Evergreen started to slot on the service’s Hong Kong and Shekou to Port Kelang segments.
The Zuhai terminal is located at Gaolan on the Nanshui River, southwest of the Zhuhai Special Economic Zone in the Guangdong Province. It is the only natural deep-water port in the western Pearl River Delta.
Wan Hai will be only the second carrier to use the port for international deep-sea connections. The only other regular container loop to call at Gaolan is Gold Star Line’s Pearl River Delta to Northen Vietnam loop – a one-ship shuttle with a weekly capacity of only 735 teu.