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RCL takes slots on new China - Chennai Service
11 Jan 2018

RCL is pleased to announce its new slot exchange with Inter Asia Lines (IAL) on its new China to Chennai service (ICI3) to be launched in January 2018. RCL will brand the service as “RFC” (RCL Far East Chennai service).

RFC's rotation will include Shanghai (Tue/Wed) – Ningbo(Thu/Fri) - Hong Kong(Sun/Sun) – Shekou(Mon/Mon) – Singapore(Fri/Sat) - Port Klang(West, Sun/Sun) – Port Klang (North, Sun/Mon) – Chennai(Thu/Sat) – Kattupali (Sat/Sun) – Port Klang(North, Fri/Sat) – Singapore(Sun/Mon) – Shanghai; in a 5 vessel 35 day rotation.

Mr Charlie Chu, EVP (Business) “The RFC will provide our customers with the convenience of an additional sailing for China to Chennai and vice versa. It will also provide our customers in Ningbo and Hong Kong direct sailing to Chennai and Kattupali. In addition, our customers in Chennai, Kattupali and Port Klang will benefit from a fast transit time up to Shanghai and Ningbo as well”.

Mr Chu further added “RCL is now able to offer our customers a total of 5 weekly sailings between ports in China and South East Asia and East Coast India, thus offering convenience for our valued customers to book with RCL on both a COC or SOC basis”.

About RCL

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 45 vessels with sizes ranging between 200 TEUs and 6621 TEUs. It also has a fleet of 99,171 TEUs to support its own COC carriage as well. RCL operates a network of 66 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.

For media enquiries, please contact Michelle Ng at ph: (65)62292087 mail: michelle@rclgroup.com

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