Ships from China and Vietnam Add Route to Port of Oakland


As of Thursday, September 15, 2016

Starting in November, three Asian shipping lines will be establishing routes from Asia to the Port of Oakland.

The new routes will add new shipping choices to connect Vietnam and China to California.

The service, known as the Calco-C, will consist of seven ships carrying between 8,000 and 9,000 20-foot containers on each vessel.

The cargo containers will be operated by “K” Line of Tokyo, Wan Hai Lines of Taiwan and Pacific International Lines of Singapore. The new venture should add about 50 new arrivals every year to the Port of Oakland, which last year handled 2.28 million 20-foot cargo containers.

Other ports in the route include Cai Mep in Vietnam; Xiamen, Yantian and Nansha in China; and the Port of Long Beach in Southern California.