APL launches third intra-Asia route to Vietnam

Time:2009-10-27 Browse:15 Author:RISINGSUN

SINGAPORE-based carrier APL is to launch its third service to Vietnam which will link Japan, south China and Hong Kong with Thailand and Vietnam ahead of expected demand from manufacturers outsourcing to Vietnam.
The JTV service will deploy three 1,200-TEU ships with a rotation of Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe, Shenzhen (Chiwan), Hong Kong, Laem Chabang, Ho Chi Minh City, Kaohsiung and Tokyo.
"The JTV caters to customer demand for more short sea services in the dynamic Intra-Asia market, said Jason Wong, APL vice president for Intra-Asia in a report from UK`s Handy Shipping Guide, adding that the new service supports a trading circle encompassing key origins and destinations ranging from south East and east Asia to north Asia.
"Manufactured and component goods, as well as refrigerated fresh produce can now move more quickly and reliably within Asia," Mr Wong said.