The liner Brighton of Danish logistics firm Maersk docked in Nansha Port in Guangzhou on May 15, marking the first operation of a new shipping line by the 2M Alliance linking Nansha and North America.
The 2M Alliance was jointly set up by Maersk Line and Switzerland-based Mediterranean Shipping Co SA. The alliance has opened new shipping lines heading to the eastern part of the United States and northern Europe in 2019.
The shipping line is expected to dock in Nansha every Friday and arrive in Vancouver, Canada in 22 days via Yantian Port in Shenzhen, Shanghai Port, Port of Busan in South Korea, Yokohama Port in Japan, and Prince Rupert Port in Canada.
With the help of railways, cargo transported by the new shipping line can be further transported to areas in North America including Chicago and Detroit in the US, as well as Toronto and Montreal in Canada, boosting economic and trade cooperation between Nansha and North America.
An expert said that the new line will provide excellent opportunities for smart home appliances made in Guangdong province to arrive at markets in North America and further reduce the cost in both transportation and time for companies.
"With the help of relevant departments like Nansha customs, the new shipping line was launched successfully, offering a variety of convenient choices for companies in the Pan-Pearl River Delta," said Mo Bin, director of the business development department from Guangzhou South China Oceangate Container Terminal Co Ltd.
Nansha Port has seen continuous improvement in its efforts to become an international shipping hub. It has opened a total of 107 international shipping lines by the end of May, carrying out marine trade with more than 400 ports from over 100 countries and regions around the world, clustering over 7,000 shipping logistics companies.
The liner Brighton of Danish logistics firm Maersk docks in Nansha Port on May 15. [Photo/Nanfang Plus]