25 Jan 2016
RCL is pleased to announce that it shall be taking slots on Wan Hai Line’s new CI2 service connecting Qingtao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Shekou – Singapore – Port Klang – Nhava Sheva – Mundra – Colombo – Penang – Port Klang – Hong Kong – Qingtao.
RCL will rebrand this as the “RWI” service i.e. RCL West India service.
The effective vessel and voyage will commence with the Wan Hai 507 129W departing Qingtao on the 26 February 2016 for the westbound. The eastbound maiden voyage will be the same turnaround vessel, voyage at Nhava Sheva on the westbound.
Mr Charlie Chu, EVP Business in RCL “The RWI is a good complement to our own vessel participation arrangements for West India. The attractiveness of the service is the Qingtao call which allow us to expand our participation in the North China market”.
Mr Chu added “The new service also connects Penang and Port Klang directly with both Hong Kong and Qingtao. These direct calls are what our customers have been asking us to provide. We are very pleased to finally meet their requirement of direct calls”.
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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