APL extends Asia- Middle East network

APL has announced the extension of the West Asia Express (WAX) and West Asia Express 3 (WA3) services covered Asia and the Middle East.

The revamped WA3 service will extend the network to the markets of Jubail and Bahrain from Lianyungang and Hong Kong. The improved WAX rotation will provide the additional coverage from Ningbo to Hamad and Sohar; as well as from Tianjin to Bahrain.

The company said that beside offering an unparalleled transit time, shippers can expect to connect to APL’s extensive Middle East feeder network via Jebel Ali where the WAX service calls.

Read more: APL extends guaranteed service to Asia-Middle East and India Sub-continent

The enhanced WAX service will commence sailing from Tianjin on 6 December with the following port rotation:

Tianjin – Qingdao – Ningbo – Shekou – Singapore – Sohar – Jebel Ali – Hamad – Bahrain – Damman – Port Klang – Singapore – Yantian – Xiamen – Ningbo – Shanghai – Busan

 The improved WA3 service will commence sailing from Busan on 4 December with the following port rotation:

Busan – Lianyungang – Qingdao – Shanghai – Hong Kong – Shekou – Singapore – Jebel Ali – Damman – Jubail – Abu Dhabi – Singapore – Nansha – Busan

Posted 26 November 2018

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Michele Labrut

Americas Correspondent, Seatrade Maritime News

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