Wan Hai Lines

Wan Hai Lines

Wan Hai Lines is a container carrier with a network that covers areas in Asia, the United States, South America, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Established in 1965 with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, the shipping company has a fleet of 72 vessels with a total capacity of 178,445 TEUs. Almost 87 percent of Wan Hai’s services are focused on routes in Asia, where container volumes and freight rates are more stable than in the volatile east-west trades. This has enabled the carrier to regularly remain in the black while its larger Taiwan rivals suffer losses.

 

19 Oct 2022
Maersk and Wan Hai are throttling back their capacity into the US West Coast amid a severe drop in container freight rates that could lead to even more vessel cuts as the fourth quarter progresses.
19 Oct 2022
It was the “year of the ocean carrier” as liner operators saw 2021 revenue results that were more than double those of other top 50 transportation providers.
23 Sep 2022
Executives at Wan Hai Lines and Mediterranean Shipping Co. foresee softer trans-Pacific container volumes for the last quarter of 2022 as consumers pull back on spending.
19 Aug 2022
Wan Hai says adding port calls to the US East Coast gives the carrier and its customers more options for returning empty containers rather than just sending them to the Port of New York and New Jersey.
21 Jul 2022
The Port of Philadelphia is prioritizing the densification of the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal and looking to open new near-dock storage as it readies for post-Panamax ship calls.
12 Jul 2022
OSRA-22's immediate requirement for accurate billing of detention and demurrage fees has set off a scramble among ocean carriers and marine terminal operators to update their invoicing practices and systems.
21 Jun 2022
Mediterranean Shipping Co. is bringing a new Asia service to the US Gulf and East coasts and revamping two other trans-Pacific services with additional calls amid slowing, but still growing, imports from Asia.
05 May 2022
For the second time in two weeks, a container line has been assessed a US civil penalty for collecting detention fees last year when it allegedly did not provide drayage providers with a means to return empty containers.
25 Apr 2022
Seven ocean carriers blocked empty container returns to New York-New Jersey marine terminals last week as import volumes swell due to West Coast freight diversions.
30 Dec 2021
Wan Hai has come under scrutiny from the US Federal Maritime Commission for assessing detention charges on containers that shippers assert could not be returned to a container terminal.
28 Dec 2021
The port of New York–New Jersey is looking at how it can deal with five years of expected cargo growth that has hit the port through 2021, while other Northeast ports are expanding capacity to deal with larger ships.
17 Dec 2021
Wan Hai Lines is looking to clear out a backlog of its vessels at anchor or drifting off the ports of Los Angeles-Long Beach after securing a new terminal deal with SSA Marine.
03 Dec 2021
The sky-high ocean freight rates into the US East Coast have beckoned an increasing number of ‘tramp’ ships trying to secure berth space for container discharge at the NY-NJ port.
31 Aug 2021
Mediterranean Shipping Co. sat on top of the rankings for ocean carriers handling US imports while its 2M partner Maersk was top carrier on the export side.
24 Feb 2021
Container carriers that deployed extra loaders and those that provided express services in the resurgent Asia-US trade saw the largest volume gains in 2020
25 Aug 2020
Only eight of the JOC Top 40 Container Carriers by US Imports managed to increase volumes in the first five months of the year, none of which belong to one of the three major vessel-sharing alliances.
20 Aug 2020
A chassis dispute between trucking executives and ocean carriers has reached an impasse, spurring American Trucking Associations to seek a resolution from the US Federal Maritime Commission.
JOC Top 40 container carrier rankings first half 2019
16 Sep 2019
Container carriers in the slowing US import and export trades are exercising increased discipline, maintaining capacity levels rather than introducing new vessels in an attempt to secure a larger share of the market.
13 Sep 2019
The larger container ships global carriers are starting to deploy in intra-Asia trades are putting pressure on specialist feeder lines already dealing with bad weather, port congestion, and shifting trade patterns.
05 Apr 2019
Container carriers are increasing capacity to Vietnam as manufacturers shift production from China to Southeast Asia.
06 Mar 2019
Long-haul container carriers are looking to take advantage of a recent change in India cabotage rules intended to lure transshipment cargo away from foreign hub ports.
Dakshin Bharat Gateway Terminal at Tuticorin port.
13 Dec 2018
Wan Hai hopes to attract business/volume under India's liberalized cabotage system.
ZIM San Francisco.
29 Nov 2018
The combined US import market share of the Top 5 US import carriers slipped 0.3 percentage points to 58.1 percent from January through September, while the Top 5’s US export share fell 0.8 percentage points to 58.4 percent, according to data from PIERS, a sister product of JOC.com.
A ZIM ship.
05 Nov 2018
Top 40 US import/export carriers: the strong US import volumes, particularly from Asia, have benefitted container lines, with year-over-year gains rising steadily since April on tariff fears. Zim and Pacific International Lines recorded the largest US import percentage gains.
Port of Oakland.
09 Apr 2018
The Top 5 container lines serving the United States slightly increased their combined share of imports in 2017, but dominance of their exports receded.
28 Nov 2017
Independent container lines increased their combined market share as well as their total volume of imports in the third quarter.
26 Jul 2017
Carriers large and small battle for market share and profits in the Pacific.
06 Apr 2017
Wan Hai Lines bucked the industry trend of deep 2016 losses, posting a profit for the year, albeit a far smaller gain than in 2015.
14 Mar 2017
Wan Hai Lines is focusing on new growth areas in India.
25 Jan 2017
It will be a busy marketplace on the trans-Pacific from April as smaller carriers and the mega alliances all compete for a share of the growing US import container trade.
13 Sep 2016
The port says the new service could boost traffic by 30,000 TEUs per year.
25 Aug 2016
A group of Asia-based container lines are teaming up to offer new joint services on the intra-Asia trade.
Around 90 percent of Wan Hai’s services are on the intra-Asia trade.
17 Aug 2016
Taiwan’s Wan Hai Lines is the latest intra-Asia specialist to report profit and revenue declines in the first half.
18 May 2016
Taiwan’s top three container lines reported dismal first-quarter results.
10 May 2016
Mitsui O.S.K Lines and Wan Hai Lines have joined forces for a new intra-Asia service.
07 Apr 2016
Wan Hai Lines surpassed Maersk Line as the world’s most profitable container line in 2015, based on operating margins, according to Alphaliner.