Sep 21, 2010 9:56 AM
Matson launched its expanded China–Long Beach Express service recently, with the first departures from Hong Kong and Yantian and a new second weekly call at Shanghai.
The new weekly service allows Matson to extend its geographic reach to the South China region, including Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta.
With the second string of vessels, Matson will now offer twice-weekly service from Shanghai and weekly service from Hong Kong, Yantian, Xiamen, and Ningbo to Long Beach CA. The expanded service also features a new direct westbound service to China that links Southern California and the US interior to Hong Kong, Shanghai, and the Pearl River Delta.
Dave Hoppes, senior vice-president, ocean services, said, “Our service commitment to providing reliable fixed-day arrivals and next-day cargo availability is extended to all of our customers, not just for the cargo of a select few. Our smaller vessels allow faster loading and unloading of cargo. In addition, a conveniently located off-dock facility in Long Beach provides faster truck turn times and container pick-up, and Matson’s online technology provides customers with total in-transit visibility.”
Matson provides ocean transportation services to Hawaii, Guam, China, and Micronesia, as well as logistics services through its subsidiary, Matson Integrated Logistics.
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