TTI SERVES WAN HAI CONTAINER SERVICE
OAKLAND - 01/05/06 - Total Terminals International recently began serving Wan Hai Lines' transpacific China service at its Oakland and Long Beach terminals beginning with the arrivals of the Wan Hai 503 and the Wan Hai 506, respectively.
The new ships are two of five new WH-500 Series vessels the Taiwan-based carrier will operate on a weekly, fixed-day rotation linking Xiamen, Yantian, Hong Kong, and Kaohsiung with Long Beach and Oakland.
The 4,250-TEU ships were recently launched at the China Shipbuilding Corp. (CSBC) shipyard in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
The WH-500 class ships are the currently the largest in the Wan Hai fleet with each measuring 882 feet in length.
Last July, Wan Hai signed a contract with CSBC for the construction of three additional ships, each with a capacity of 6,019 TEUs, scheduled for delivery in October 2007.
Earlier, the carrier ordered eight 4,250 TEU capacity ships and four smaller 2,600 TEU vessels from Jurong Shipbuilding Co. in Singapore.
When the current construction orders are filled, Wan Hai's fleet will boast 55 containerships with a total capacity of more than 120,000 TEUs.
Total Terminals International (TTI) is a full-service, third-party container terminal operator handling approximately 11% of all US West Coast import and export container traffic.
It operates three leased and managed terminals in Long Beach, Oakland and Seattle, which, combined, cover more than 500 acres of cargo handling space.
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