Port of Portland Added to MSC’s U.S.-China Rotation

The Port of Portland has been added to the rotation of MSC’s Mustang service connecting China and the U.S., the ocean carrier announced Monday.

Scheduled to depart Shanghai on Dec. 26, MSC Bhavya on voyage UV152A is set to be the first sailing on the latest rotation, which also includes South Korea’s Busan and Los Angeles.

“We will extend coverage of the U.S. West Coast by adding a call in Portland with a view to increasing much needed capacity into this market,” MSC said in a statement.

MSC said that this service complements the company’s Rose service, which also makes stops at Portland.

The ocean carrier’s announcement is the latest in a series of new services coming to the Port of Portland’s Terminal 6 over the last two years, including the expansion of South Korea-based carrier SM Line and an increase in new private charter vessels and domestic 53-foot containers.

By Karen Robes Meeks