K Line merges Transpacific loops

The Japanese carrier K-Line is to merge two transpacific loops over the course of November and December, a move that will result in a weekly capacity decrease of 5,800 teu on this trade lane.

Out of the existing Calco B and Calco C services, K Line is to forge a single service with the following rotation:

Ningbo, Shanghai, Ningbo, Long Beach, Oakland, Yokohama, Nagoya, Ningbo.

The ‘new’ Calco B turns in six weeks, with a fleet of six 4,432 teu sisters.

Slotters on either loop include the CKYH partners, as well as Wan Hai and PIL, who are expected to retain their participation on the ‘new’ merged service.

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