U.S. Lines Limited (USL) is expanding upon its current Pacific services by introducing new fixed-day independent southbound sailings directly between Los Angeles and Australia/New Zealand, new westbound services from New Zealand to Australia, and new export services from both New Zealand and Australia to Hong Kong/South China and North America.
USL's new schedule connecting with Australia and New Zealand will be identified as its ANZL service. Southbound sailings will start in early August and will offer customers an alternative to the present Alliance carriers serving this market. Utilizing the Port of Los Angeles as its West Coast gateway, vessels will sail direct to New Zealand, servicing both the Auckland and Tauranga markets, then on to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, providing shippers with highly competitive transit times to each destination. Full intermodal service will be provided from U.S. interior points.
The service will commence as bi-weekly, and then migrate to a fixed weekly schedule. "USL's ANZL service will provide very proactive and personalized customer service, supported by measurable commitments and proven work practices," says Ed Aldridge, USL's president and CEO.
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