Old Dominion Expands Pacific Promise Service
June 6, 2011
To meet increasing shipping demand from Asia, Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has expanded its Pacific Promise™ less-than-container load (LCL) service to Taiwan’s three main ports, in addition to 10 ports in China where the service is already offered.
The Taiwanese ports of Taichung, Keelung and Kaohsiung, join the ports of Dalian, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen/Yantian, Xiamen and Xingang in China, where Old Dominion already offers the Pacific Promise guaranteed LCL service.
Launched in 2009 and expanded in 2010, Pacific Promise provides businesses with standard guaranteed transit times and simplified rates from the 13 Chinese or Taiwanese ports to any U.S. destination. The offering also includes port-to-door tracking of all shipments – a service many providers do not offer.
Old Dominion has seen a more than 30 percent increase per year in shipments from China and Taiwan. Over the next five years, industry analysts predict that shipments from China to the U.S. could increase by 28 percent while shipments from Taiwan are projected to increase by 16 percent.