RCL launches new China to East India Service
23 Mar 2022

RCL with its partners Pacific International Lines (PIL) and Interasia Lines (IAL) are pleased to launch a new service between China and East India. Branded as the ‘RFM2’ service with the rotation of Ningbo – Shanghai – Ho Chi Minh – Singapore- Chennai – Visakhapatnam – Port Kelang – Ho Chi Minh using 4 X 2,000 TEU sized ships. The proforma is:

The maiden voyage will depart Ningbo on the 22nd April 22. RCL will deploy the Xutra Bhum in the service.

According to a RCL spokesperson, “The new RFM2 will complement RCL’s existing sailings on the RFM (Korea – China – East India) and RMB (Thailand to Kattupalli) and provide our valued customers more sailing frequency. With a call at Ho Chi Minh, our customers in Shanghai and Ningbo can also load to Ho Chi Minh while customers from Ho Chi Minh will have a direct sailing into Chennai and the first in the Visakhapatnam market”.

“Customers loading ex Chennai and Visakhapatnam will enjoy the benefit of a direct sailing into Ho Chi Minh and the benefit of frequency to both Port Kelang, Singapore, Ningbo and Shanghai”.


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 47 vessels with sizes ranging between 388 TEUs and 6310 TEUs. It also has a fleet of 147.189 TEUs to support its own COC carriage as well. RCL operates a network of 76 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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