• 2018 January 9 02:08

    Pacific International Lines boosts two Far East - Red Sea routes

    Pacific International Lines (PIL), Singapore’s leading containership operator, announces two upgraded weekly services on the Far East – Red Sea service route, PIL said in its press release.

    Done in collaboration with Ocean Alliance, the routes named RSS and RES will commence operations in March 2018, superseding the current three services RSS, RS3 and RS5.

    The route will be operated with a series of 17 x 11,000 to 14,000TEU vessels including its latest newbuilds, the 11,923TEU P Class in the service.

    The highly efficient and versatile P Class were purpose-built for Red Sea, with a ballast water treatment system fitted onboard and various energy saving measures implemented in its design.

    The enhanced Red Sea service will extensively cover North Asia and South East Asia with direct connections to the main Red Sea markets. It will also feature a new direct call from Korea to the Red Sea.

    Details of the new services are as follows:
    RSS
    Port Rotation: Shanghai - Ningbo - Taipei - Xiamen - Shekou - Singapore - Colombo - Djibouti - Jeddah - Sokhna - Aqaba - Djibouti - Singapore - Shanghai
    RES
    Port Rotation : Xingang - Qingdao - Pusan - Shanghai - Ningbo - Nansha - Shekou – Tanjung Pelepus - Singapore - Jeddah - Sokhna - Aqaba - Jeddah - Port Klang - Singapore - Ningbo - Xingang
    *Above service rotations are subject to review and market conditions

    PIL's existing fleet of feeders operating in the Red Sea region will complement these Far East services by providing extended coverage to Port Sudan, Aden, Berbera and Massawa.

    About PIL
    PIL owns and operates a fleet of 155 vessels, comprising 137 containerships with a capacity of 420,000 TEUs, and 18 bulk carriers / multi-purpose vessels totaling 1.1 million DWT. PIL is ranked 11th amongst the top containership operators in the world, with a service coverage of the whole of Far East Region to Africa, Red Sea, Middle East, North and South America, Europe, Indian sub-continent and Oceania. It also has a dedicated network of feeder services covering a comprehensive range of ports in South East Asia, the Bay of Bengal, the East Coast of India, East and West Africa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Mariana Islands and the Pacific Islands. In addition to the Container Service, PIL also offers a direct link for project and break bulk shipment through its Multi-Purpose Service between the Far East and Africa, Red Sea and India Sub-continent.




2018 February 24

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2018 February 22

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15:02 GoodBulk announces delivery of two Capesize vessels
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14:02 European Commission issues decision concerning the Violation of European Antitrust Law
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2018 February 20

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