Sea Lead Launches Service Connecting East Asia to East Coast United States

Sea Lead to Launch New Service Linking East Asia to East Coast of United States

Service will offer additional options for shippers looking for faster, reliable service

Singapore – March 3, 2022 – Sea Lead Shipping today announced the launch of a new service linking ports in East Asia with ports on the east coast of the United States. The Asia East Coast (AEC) service will provide shippers with a reliable and timely service that avoids the port congestion that is hampering efficient service at many other ports. The new weekly service will commence on March 7, 2022, with the first sailing from Nansha.

The AEC service from Sea Lead marks its first regular service to the east coast of the United States and will be served by four ships with an average capacity of 6,100 TEUs. With the aim of deploying a fortnightly rotation in the near future, Sea Lead is looking at possible vessel sharing arrangements with partners to further improve the frequency of the service.

Port rotation for the AEC will be as follows:

Nansha – Ningbo – Shanghai – Qingdao – Pusan – Manzanillo – Jacksonville – Charleston –Norfolk – Newark – Nansha

Commenting on the new service, Cho Kit Wei, Managing Director, Sea Lead, said, “We are delighted to introduce this new service and new destinations for our customers. Port congestion has been a challenge for everyone recently and the AEC will allow us to service ports that are more efficient for our customers. We are confident that the market and our partners will respond well to the service, and we look forward to developing strong partnerships on this trade lane.”

This latest service from Sea Lead adds to its existing services that cover Far East to US, India, Middle East, Mediterranean, Oceania and Europe, and will see further expansion in the near future.

About Sea Lead Shipping

Sea Lead Shipping Pte Ltd is a privately-owned global shipping line founded in 2017 and headquartered in Singapore. Sea Lead has a presence in 18 countries and is focused on enabling and simplifying international trade among major economies and between emerging markets.

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