Hede International Shipping Set to Link Shanghai & LA

A container ship in Shanghai port
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Hede (Hong Kong) International Shipping is gearing up to enter the Transpacific shipping lane with a new service that will link Shanghai to Los Angeles starting in late March.

The service will begin with a voyage from Shanghai, expected to reach the West Basin Container Terminal in Los Angeles in early April, after a journey of 13 days.

At the outset, Hede plans to utilize two vessels, each with a capacity of 4,250 TEUs, for this route and intends to expand the fleet to five vessels by the year's end. This venture marks Hede's first foray into the transpacific sector.

Originating in Hong Kong, Hede (Hong Kong) International Shipping, a branch of the Tangshan Port Hede Shipping under the Tangshan Port Industrial Group, traditionally offers shipping solutions primarily within China's domestic markets and short-sea segments, including routes to Japan and Korea, with three services extending to Jingtang and Weifang.

Recent transit and depth restrictions in the Panama Canal, prompted by drought conditions and rerouting via the Cape of Good Hope for Asia to US East Coast services via the Panama Canal, have led to an increase in cargo volumes at US West Coast ports from Asia.