Seattle is the first inbound port-of-call on the Asia-West Coast leg of the service. The port rotation is Tanjung Pelepas, Hong Kong, Yantian, Shanghai, Busan, Seattle, Vancouver, Tanjung Pelepas.
The two carriers will have 14 ships on the pendulum service, which calls the U.S. East Coast from Asia via the Suez canal. Each ship has a capacity of 6,500 teu.
“This is a new service that takes advantage of Seattle’s technologically advanced terminals and outstanding intermodal capabilities,” said Charlie Sheldon, the Port’s managing director. “We’re happy to have these two leading carriers in our harbor and we look forward to working with them to grow our Port.”