Sea Lead Shipping has announced the launch of a new service linking ports in East Asia with ports on the east coast of the United States.
The Asia East Coast (AEC) weekly service will commence on March 7, 2022, with the first sailing from Nansha.
The AEC service from Sea Lead marks its first regular service to the east coast of the United States and will be served by four ships with an average capacity of 6,100 TEU.
With the aim of deploying a fortnightly rotation in the near future, Sea Lead is looking at possible vessel sharing arrangements with partners to further improve the frequency of the service.
Port rotation for the AEC will be as follows: Nansha – Ningbo – Qingdao – Pusan – Norfolk – Newark – Charleston – Jacksonville – Nansha
Commenting on the new service, Cho Kit Wei, Managing Director, Sea Lead, said, “We are delighted to introduce this new service and new destinations for our customers. Port congestion has been a challenge for everyone recently and the AEC will allow us to service ports that are more efficient for our customers.
“We are confident that the market and our partners will respond well to the service, and we look forward to developing strong partnerships on this trade lane.”
The latest service from Sea Lead adds to its existing services that cover Far East to US, India, Middle East, Mediterranean, Oceania and Europe, and will see further expansion in the near future.