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APL to introduce new Guam Saipan Express service

APL to introduce new Guam Saipan Express service
Container carrier APL will launch a new fortnightly US-flagged service to Guam and Saipan, connecting with another new soon-to-start Eagle Express Service (EX1) in Japan’s Yokohama.

The Guam Saipan Express (GSX), scheduled to start on 24 November, will see a dedicated APL vessel of 1,100 teu service the route.The GSX service is scheduled for weekend arrivals for ready cargo availability on Monday mornings in both Guam and Saipan.

“We are confident that our services, backed by our track record and familiarity with Guam’s operating environment, will serve both the US government and local businesses well,” said APL president Kenneth Glenn. “The GSX service will also provide new opportunities for global shippers to expand their business to Guam and Saipan.”

The port rotation of GSX will be Yokohama, Saipan, Guam and back to Yokohama.

Apart from facilitating cargo shipments from the US mainland, where about 75% of Guam’s inbound freight originates, GSX’s connection in Yokohama allows Guam and Saipan shippers to tap into APL’s global service network for freight to and from many parts of the world.

The connection in Yokohama falls under APL’s another new weekly US-flagged service EXI, due to start on 1 November from China’s Qingdao port.