MSC’s Santana service to suspend calls at Port of Los Angeles

MSC has said that it will be adjusting its Santana service to call at the Port of Tacoma, a member of the Northwest Seaport Alliance, while suspending calls at the Port of Los Angeles.

The move is a bid to sidestep US Pacific Coast congestion issues, the seaport alliance said on April 26th.

The Santana service will now call on the ports of Yantian-Shanghai-Tacoma-Yantian.

Switzerland-based MSC said that “Tacoma has become the most fluid of all US West Coast ports. It offers great rail connections into the Midwest destinations with much faster cargo delivery compared to other gateways.”

Widespread congestion caused MSC to make several schedule adjustments in April. It said on April 26th that its Liberty service, routed between Vietnam and the USEC, would allow for increased cargo fluidity from Southeast Asian markets.