2M Alliance, comprised of Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), will change the frequency of calls in Oakland for its TP8/Orient service.

The TP 8/Orient service will call the Port of Oakland, US fortnightly from a weekly basis “due to the current challenging market situation impacting port activities and generating congestion across supply chains,” said MSC in a statement.

The change will be effective from the 28th week of the year (12-18 July) in Asia aiming to enhance schedule reliability.

The first omission of the Port of Oakland for the TP 8/Orient service will be for the 10,600TEU Cap San Juan, voyage 128N, ETA Oakland on 7 August, which will rotate as follows: Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Busan – Long Beach.

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