COSCO Shipping launches Prince Rupert CEN-Express Service

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COSCO Shipping Lines launched two “express lines”, which are the “Prince Rupert express line” (CEN-EXPRESS) calling Qingdao-Shanghai-Prince Rupert and the “Los Angeles express line” (CEN-PLUS) calling Tianjin-Qingdao-Shanghai-Los Angeles. The CEN-EXPRESS is a brand-new service by COSCO Shipping based on its long-term operation locally at Prince Rupert for more than ten years. Relying on the combined cooperation with local railway companies, COSCO connects express unit-trains, creating joint advantages of sea-rail intermodal transportation and  avoiding the congestion of LA/LB terminals with direct rail service to US Mid-West inland areas such as Chicago, Memphis and Detroit. The transit time will be 2 weeks shorter compared with the current conventional path. Five 4250 TEU vessels will be deployed on the CEN-EXPRESS, thus providing 1500 TEU of incremental weekly capacity.

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