Maersk Line has announced a new product (TP3) that will provide additional direct coverage from East China and Korea into the U.S. Pacific Southwest.
On the eastbound rotation we receive direct coverage out of Kwangyang plus increased Shanghai and Busan coverage into the Pacific Southwest. For the westbound, we receive greater coverage into Korea plus a second direct call into Shanghai from the Pacific Southwest.
Please take note that this is an existing product owned and operated today by Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM). Allocation has been granted to Maersk Line via a slot swap agreement.
The first sailing of the TP3 on the eastbound rotation departs from Shanghai (Wai Gao Qiao) on Tuesday, July 10th. The westbound rotation departs from Long Beach on Wednesday, July 25th. Service rotation is as follows:
• TP3 Eastbound: Shanghai > Kwangyang > Busan > Long Beach.
• TP3 Westbound: Long Beach > Busan > Kwangyang > Shanghai.
Click here to see the new TP3 route and timetables: Eastbound │ Westbound
Service maps are provided below.
Further, in an effort to continuously optimize our network, and in conjunction with the TP3 service announcement, existing Hong Kong and Yantian calls will be dropped from the TP7 Eastbound rotation. This will result in improved transit times out of South East Asia.
The first sailing of the revised TP7 on the eastbound rotation departs from Laem Chabang on Monday, July 9th. The westbound rotation departs from Los Angeles on Monday, July 30th. Service rotation is as follows:
• TP7 Eastbound: Laem Chabang > Vung Tau > Kaohsiung > Busan > Los Angeles > Oakland.
• TP7 Westbound: Los Angeles > Oakland > Busan > Kaohsiung > Hong Kong > Laem Chabang.
• Service maps are provided below.