As the member of THE Alliance (THEA), Ocean Network Express (ONE) announced earlier today the enhancement of the market-leading service to Pacific North West (PNW) from April 2019. By adding Haiphong into the service, the upgraded PN2 provides the world’s first direct link between North Vietnam and the West Coast of the United States and Canada*, with more comprehensive service coverage and variety of port call options responding to customers’ needs.
“The First Deep Sea Long Haul Service” celebration ceremony was held at Haiphong International Container Terminal (HICT) on 17 April, together with the vessel “Nagoya Express” arrived on the same day. Mr. Steven Yang, General Director of HICT, said, “On behalf of Haiphong International Container Terminal, I would like to deeply thank all your trust and confidence to us. Without your greatest support, the first direct Trans-Pacific service between North Vietnam and Pacific North West would not be come true. As a token of our gratitude, we will keep our utmost endeavors to provide you high-quality service, and we look forward to our further cooperation with THE Alliance.”
Mr. Shunichiro Mizukami, Region Head of East Asia and Managing Director of ONE East Asia, said, “It’s beyond our imagination a vessel with 8,700 TEU capacity can call Haiphong and directly ship cargo from North Vietnam to Pacific North West. Under Public-Private Partnership scheme between Vietnam and Japan, the construction of HICT as the first deep water container terminal in Haiphong has contributed to the launch of the new direct service from Haiphong to Tacoma and Vancouver, which is the first masterpiece responding to precious voices of our valuable customers in North Vietnam. Providing support as always, Ocean Network Express looks forward to continuing growth with Vietnam, with Haiphong, and with Haiphong International Container Terminal.”
The upgraded PN2 service has commenced from Singapore on 2 April, with a faster transit time of 14 days from Haiphong to Tacoma*, and 17 days to Vancouver*, which helps customers save logistics costs and avoid possible risks associated from transshipment.