China Shipping announced the opening of their new Seattle Terminal (T30), operating in partnership with Stevedoring Services of America (SSA) and Matson. The new 70-acre, 50 ft-draft container terminal has two berths of 1,500 ft and 1,200 ft, and can handle throughput of 400,000 containers yearly, with 300 reefer plugs. It operates with three Super Post Panamax and three PACECO cranes, with eight lanes for In-Gate at T30 and five lanes for Out-Gate at the adjacent T25. Near-dock rail access to both the BNSF and UPRR is only one mile away, and freeway access just two miles away.
China Shipping’s T30 wheeled operation provides lower cost, shorter turn time and better service for local and IPI importers. The adjacent updated BNSF facility offers quick pick-up at the pier on the railroad’s own chassis for delivery to the near-dock ramp. The result: quicker and more efficient connection for IPI cargo to the Midwest and beyond.
The first China Shipping vessel, CSCL Jakarta, voyage 96E/96W in the Asia/Pacific Northwest (ANW1) service, called the new terminal on August 8, 2009, connecting the Seattle gateway with Asian ports.
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