THE Alliance's all-water EC2 container shipping service will from May call at the port of Wilmington, North Carolina, sailing on a weekly frequency from China and Korea through the Panama Canal to the US east coast operated by vessels of 8,500 TEU.
Port authorities expect the EC2 will draw in more agricultural exports through the port's cold storage (PWCS) facility, especially shipments of pork and poultry, reported American Shipper.
The port authority is investing US$120 million in its infrastructure over the next few years to purchase new cranes, expand the turning basin and container yard, and make various berth improvements.
In addition to the EC2, the port's efforts have also resulted in the 2M Alliance adding a call to the port with the TA2/NEUATL2 loop.
Source : HKSG.