RCL launches new Asean to Gulf Service
24 May 2022

RCL with its partners Emirates Shipping Lines (ESL), China United Lines (CU Lines) and Global Feeder Shipping (GFS) are pleased to introduce a weekly service connecting Southeast Asia, Middle East and Western India. Branded as the ‘RGA’, the service will call at Ho Chi Minh, Laem Chabang, Port Kelang, Sohar, Jebel Ali, Nhava Sheva, Port Kelang, Ho Chi Minh using 5 X 2,000 TEU sized ships with the following proforma ;-

The maiden voyage will depart Ho Chi Minh on the 06th June 22. RCL will deploy the Vira Bhum in the service.

According to a RCL spokesperson, “The new RGA will improve its connections between the Middle East and Western India with the Far East, complementing RCL’s existing China-Gulf service. With the call at Ho Chi Minh & Laem Chabang, our customers can load direct into Jebel Ali, Sohar and from Jebel Ali, Sohar can also load to Nhava Sheva while customers from Jebel Ali & Nhava Sheva will have a direct sailing into Ho Chi Minh and Laem Chabang the key destinations for Arabian and Indian export”.

“RCL Gulf ASEAN Service (RGA) is a unique service offering the competitive transit time in the market to the Middle East and India”.


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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