RCL is pleased to announce the launch of a new shuttle service between Thailand and South China with its partner Mariana Express Lines. The service will call at Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) – Laem Chabang – Nansha – Shekou – Laem Chabang using 2 X 1,200 ship rotation. RCL will brand this service as "RBS".
The maiden voyages will commence 5 June 2021 on the southbound ex Nansha. Mariana Express Lines will initially deploy 2 X 1,200 TEU on the service with RCL eventually phasing in the M.V. Ratana Thida by July 2021 to replace one of Mariana’s vessels.
According to a RCL spokesperson, "The new RBS will complement the RBH service today by offering our customers in Thailand and South China alike the convenience of twice weekly sailings. The calls in Nansha and Shekou on the new RBS are on the weekend, complementing the RBH calls at Nansha and Shekou over Thursday and Friday".
“In addition, RBS will also call at PAT vs Thai Sugar terminal in Bangkok. Customers can choose a terminal of their preference. Customers will also enjoy fast transits in both directions, for example with a 5 day transit time between Laem Chabang and Nansha which ranks’s amongst the industry’s best for time sensitive cargoes.".