OOCL has announced it will replace a port call at Chalmers with a direct call to the Port of Wellington on its China New Zealand Service (CNS). The COSCO-owned company says this change will improve its transit times for southbound shipments from Northeast Asian markets to Wellington.
The effective southbound voyage will be via the APL Denver (v 349s), with an ETA in Shanghai on 14 May, while the effective northbound voyage will be via the APL Denver (v 350N), with an ETD Wellington on 11 June.
The new CNS port rotation:
Shanghai > Ningbo > Shekou > Kaohsiung > Brisbane > Auckland > Lyttelton > Wellington > Napier > Tauranga > Hong Kong > Keelung > Shanghai