Port of Oakland Welcomes New Weekly Vessel Service

Taiwan-based Wan Hai Lines has kicked off its new weekly service at the Port of Oakland, the port announced Monday.

The AA5 Service route, which connects the ports of Kao-hsiung, Shanghai, Ningbo and Yantian to Oakland and Seattle, is the second new service to include the Northern California port in its stop in recent months. In February, CMA CGM launched a weekly service that makes Oakland its first U.S. stop.

“We’re gratified with these new services because they reflect growing recognition that Oakland is an essential trade gateway,” said Port Maritime Director Bryan Brandes. “This means more business for the port and more jobs here connected to the shipping industry.”

The news comes as Oakland is seeing more containers come through its port and more e-commerce distribution facilities are emerging across the region – factors that the port says are among the reasons Wan Hai selected Oakland.

By Pacific Maritime