Wan Hai Lines, Ltd. (Chinese: 萬海航運股份有限公司; pinyin: Wàn Hǎi Hángyùn Gǔfèn Yǒuxiàn Gōngsī) is a Taiwanese shipping company founded in 1965. Since then, it has become one of the largest players in the container shipping industry, with a fleet of 72 vessels and a capacity of roughly 180,000 TEUs
At the beginning, Wan Hai's business was mainly on the log transportation among Taiwan, Japan and the Southeast Asia. In 1976, in order to respond to the rapid development of international trade in the Asia Pacific area and the trend of international transportation containerization, Wan Hai has entered the business of container vessel shipping. More recently Wan Hai expanded its Asia shipping network to services to Canada, US, South America, Africa, and Middle East.
In August 2017, it was announced a new weekly service to Cambodia from Taiwan, also regularly calling China and Thailand for loading and discharging cargo.
In August 2018, it was announced an order for 20 new ships, of which 8 larger and 12 small feeder ships to be built at Japanese and Chinese Shipyards.
On 21 January 2021, it was announced an order for new 50,000 containers from China International Marine Containers because of shortages in the international container market.
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