The newly formed ocean carrier alliances will help the Port of Oakland increase its efficiency according to the port’s maritime director John Driscoll.
“We’ll see larger vessels coming to the port, which is a good thing,” he said. “We’ll get more container moves-per-vessel which increases the efficiency of operations.”
The port is to gain a service from Wan Hai Lines, connecting Oakland and Asia, he also confirmed.
This will bring the number of regularly scheduled vessel services calling the West Coast port to 29.
Some vessels will change which of Oakland’s three international marine terminals they call, as part of the new rotations.
“When shipping lines can be more efficient – and healthier financially – we all benefit,” Driscoll added.