The services will operate on a weekly basis, with a round voyage time of 42 days for PNX and 35 days for NWX. ZIM will provide three vessels, each with a capacity of more than 8,000 teu, from July onward. The Grand Alliance will provide eight 8,000 teu vessels.
The port rotation for the NWX service will be Ningbo, Shanghai, Qingdao, Busan, Seattle, Vancouver (Vanterm), Tokyo, Nagoya, Kobe and Ningbo. For PNX it will be Singapore, Laem Chabang, Shekou, Hong Kong, Kaohsiung, Vancouver (Deltaport), Seattle, Busan, Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Shekou and Singapore.
Meanwhile Taiwan’s two leading carriers, Evergreen Line and Wan Hai Lines, have concluded cooperative agreements on intra-Asia trades covering Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan and Korea, commencing late February 2009.