The CKYH Alliance lines (COSCO, K Line, YML, Hanjin), are going to suspend their joint Pacific Northwest 3 (PNW3) service, which covers the Far East/ Tacoma/ Vancouver trade, from this month.
The last outbound sailing from Kaohsiung is expected to sail on 11 May 2009 and the withdrawal of the service takes a further 3,800 TEUs weekly capacity, out from the Pacific Northwest trade route.
The port coverage of PNW3: Kaohsiung, Shanghai, Ningbo, Pusan, Tacoma, Vancouver, Pusan, Kaohsiung. The service deploys five YML vessels with the other alliance Lines taking slots. Both Tacoma and Vancouver continue to be served by the restructured K Line PNW service, the transpacific part of the terminated PDM USWC/ Asia/ Europe loop, which was terminated back in February/March
Source: PR News/ Copy 6041/ 8 May 2009