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NWSA welcomes first PIL vessel since 2014

[ October 13, 2018   //   ]

Pacific International Lines’ Kota Pekarang arrived at The Northwest Seaport Alliance’s North Harbor on Saturday, Oct. 6, making its maiden voyage to Seattle.

“The Northwest Seaport Alliance is proud to welcome PIL’s weekly service to our gateway,” said Courtney Gregoire, Port of Seattle commission president and co-chair of The Northwest Seaport Alliance. “We are committed to ensuring our quality service will help PIL grow their cargo here in the Northwest to support even more local jobs.”

As part of the America China Service (ACS), PIL will make a weekly call at SSA Marine’s Terminal 30. The new service rotation will consist of the following ports: Lianyungang – Shanghai – Ningbo – Long Beach – Seattle – Lianyungang.

“PIL is excited to expand our Seattle-area market presence,” said Ernie Kuo, senior vice president of PIL USA Agency Services. “Servicing more than 500 locations in 95 countries, PIL recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. We look forward to our continued close partnerships long into the future.”

While the Singapore-based carrier has been operating at Terminal 30 for many years through various partner carrier agreements, the Kota Pekarang is PIL’s first vessel to call the harbor since 2014.

At 1,100 feet long and 158 feet wide, the Kota Pekarang has capacity for nearly 12,000 TEUs.

PIL currently serves the major global markets through numerous U.S. service loops, and the NWSA is proud to support PIL’s plans to grow market share in the Pacific Northwest.

 

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