Maersk Line and MSC team up to offer the TP6/PEARL Service from Nansha to the West Coast

Wyckoff, New Jersey February 1st, 2016 – The Port of Nansha inaugurated the 2M Alliance (MAERKS & MSC) TP6/PEARL with its Maiden Call on December, 24th, 2015 with the MSC ARIANE. It is part of a weekly Transpacific Service shared by MAERSK and MSC who offer an express service to Los Angeles and Oakland. The Port of Nansha is the only deep water port located on the fast growing west bank of the Pearl River Delta.

“On behalf of the Guangzhou Port Group, we are very pleased and excited about this new service that will allow for more flexibility and choices for importers, exporters, and 3pl’s”, says, John Painter, President/CEO of Guangzhou/Nansha Port America. “Customers from the fast growing western area of the Pearl River Delta can take advantage of the easy access to the port and plan for the continued migration from the congested eastern side of the Pearl River Delta while lowering their carbon footprint which begins at the origin.”

Sample line haul transit times:
For U.S. Imports:
– Nansha to Los Angeleges-18 days
– Nansha to Oakland-24 days

For U.S. Exports:
– Oakland to Nansha-22 days
– Los Angeles to Nansha-25 days

About Guangzhou Port Group:
Guangzhou Port Group Co., Ltd is a wholly -Stated owned company separated from the former Guangzhou Harbor Bureau on Feb. 26, 2004. It covers both port and non-port related business as container stevedoring, break bulk, liquid bulk, ro-ro, ships and cargo agency services, warehousing, tuggage, and logistic solutions.

About Port of Nansha:
Located in the geographical center of the Pearl River Delta and regarded as the most ideal gateway in South China, Port of Nansha is one of the port areas under Guangzhou Port Group and the only deep water port on the fast growing west bank. Port of Nansha insists of Nansha Phase One, Two, and Three with total of 5,718m of 16×100,000 Tonnage M.V. berths and 2,080m independent Barge Quay with over 20 mil TEU annual handling capacity.

About Maersk Line:
The Maersk Group is a worldwide conglomerate that operates in some 130 countries with a workforce of over 89,000 employees. Owning the world’s largest container shipping company, Maersk is involved in a wide range of activities in the shipping, logistics, and the oil and gas industries.

About the Mediterranean Shipping Company:
We are a privately owned global organization operating a network of over 480 offices in 150 countries, employing a team of over 24,000 dedicated individuals. We have an established fleet of 480 container vessels with an intake capacity of circa 2.6 million TEU. Our global sailing schedules cover 200 routes, calling at 315 ports, allowing us to deliver your cargo almost anywhere in the world.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact John Painter at Guangzhou Port America 201-264-2775 or email at