APL Introduce New Intra-Asia Service
APL introduce a new weekly service to enhance its network coverage in East Asia, with connections to APLs global network.
The new Japan Thailand 2 (JT2) service is operated through a vessel sharing agreement with Hanjin Shipping (117930.KS) with three vessels of 1700 TEU nominal capacity each.
The launch of the JT2 service enhances APLs global product offering and extends the following benefits to its customers:
- Complements the existing Japan Thailand Vietnam (JTV) service to provide a comprehensive service network for customers trading between South East Asia, North Asia and Japan
- Gives wider coverage of Kansai and West Japan region
- Links Taiwan and the Pearl River Delta region to Thailand, with competitive transit times
- Connects to APLs global network via transshipment hubs in Kaohsiung and Hong Kong
The new service port rotation is: Osaka Kobe - Hibiki Hakata Kaohsiung Chiwan Laem Chabang Hong Kong Kaohsiung Osaka. The first northbound sailing will begin on 21st December 2012 from Laem Chabang. The first southbound sailing will begin on 24th December 2012 from Osaka.
APL is a global container shipping business offering more than 80 weekly services and more than 500 calls at more than 140 ports worldwide. It combines world-class intermodal operations with leading-edge IT and e-commerce. APL is a unit of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines (NPTOF) (NOL), global shipping and logistics company.