05 Feb 2016
RCL is pleased to announce the link up of its pre-existing “RHF” service serving Singapore – Haiphong – Qingzhou – Hong Kong – Singapore today to Yangon. This will be a 4 x 1000 TEU service together with Yang Ming Lines with new rotation of Singapore – Pasir Gudang – Haiphong – Qingzhou – Hong Kong – Singapore – Yangon – Pasir Gudang – Singapore.
RCL will provide 3 of the 4 vessels in this rotation, with Yang Ming providing the last vessel. The service will henceforth be re-branded as the “RHY – RCL Haiphong Yangon service”.
The RHY will commence its maiden call to Yangon commencing ex Qingzhou and Hong Kong on the 6 and 9 March respectively. Ex Singapore, the maiden voyage will start on the 13 March 16. This service will call at Myanmar International Port (MIP) in Yangon.
According to Mr Sumate Tanthuwanit, President of RCL “This is the first service in the market connecting South China and Haiphong with Yangon. Myanmar's imports has grown by 20 to 30% year on year in the past 5 years and imports from South PRC has ranked amongst the largest as well. With political stability in Myanmar, Myanmar's growth potential will be even greater”.
Mr Sumate further added “Our customers have asked us to provide weekly direct service between South China and Yangon. We feel that this is now the right time to do so, since the trade continues to grow strongly. This service will complement the existing RTY service from Thailand via Singapore to Yangon and offer the best combinations of both direct connectivity and increased transhipment possibilities via Singapore to Yangon for both our COC and SOC customers alike”.
Founded in 1979, RCL is a Thai based container shipping line. Listed on the Thai Stock Exchange since 1988, its core business is in the carriage of Shipper owned containers (SOC) and its own Carrier container containers (COC) in a service network that is fully Asia centric. RCL currently owns and operates a fleet of 46 vessels with sizes ranging between 500 TEUs to 3316 TEUs. It also has a fleet of 71,723 TEUs to support its own COC carriage as well. RCL operates a network of 64 offices made up of both owned and agency partner offices to support its operations. Today, RCL is recognised as amongst the leading SOC and Intra Asian operator by both peers and customers alike.
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