Next month, the Port of Oakland will see the return of Ocean Network Express’ PS5 service the port announced Monday.
The weekly service, which features stops in Shanghai, Ningbo, Los Angeles, Oakland, Tokyo and Shanghai, is scheduled to resume at Oakland on Nov. 13, and offers a vital link between the U.S. West Coast and Japan and China. Ocean Network Express, which halted PS5 in 2019, has said that it reinstated the service to help meet the rising demand in Japan for meat products.
The restored service is also expected to help Chinese exporters sending from the ports of Shanghai and Ningbo as there’s been a lack of vessel space for shippers this year.
“This is an important service for our import and export customers,” port Maritime Director Bryan Brandes said. “And it’s a further sign of the importance that our industry partners place on Oakland.”
The news of ONE’s return follows suit with other services announced by Oakland this year, including CMA-CGM’s Golden Gate Bridge service, Wan Hai’s AA5 service, Matson’s CCX service and MSC’s Sentosa service.