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SM Line to begin calls at NWSA North Harbor

[ June 9, 2018   //   ]

The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) welcomed the SM Line Qingdao to its North Harbor on May 30th. The Pacific Northwest Service (PNS) will be a weekly call of six 4,300-TEU vessels at SSA Marine’s Terminal 18 on Harbor Island. The new rotation will consist of the following ports: Yantian – Ningbo – Shanghai – Busan – Vancouver – Seattle – Tokyo – Busan – Kwangyang – Yantian.
“We are proud to welcome SM Line to our family of steamship lines calling at The Northwest Seaport Alliance,” said Courtney Gregoire, Port of Seattle commission president and NWSA co-chair. “This new weekly service and the cargo it brings means jobs and revenue for our region.”
The weekly service provides additional capacity to the Seattle-Tacoma gateway and another carrier option for shippers, along with additional direct ports of call including south and central China; Korea for imports; and Japan and Korea for exports.
SM Line, headquartered in Busan, Korea, is part of SM Group, of which this shipping division was founded in 2016.

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