China service planned

PUBLISHED : Friday, 30 June, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 30 June, 1995, 12:00am

THE global shipping alliance formed by P & O Containers, Hapag-Lloyd, Neptune Orient Lines and Nippon Yusen Kaisha will start a weekly service to China next year or in early 1997.

P & O Containers North America president Christopher Rankin said the trans-Pacific service would concentrate on the mainland ports of Shekou and Shanghai.

Ships calling at Shekou and Shanghai would be in the 2,000 teus (20-foot equivalent unit) class, he said.