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Tianjin Port and SITC launching new shipping service to Southeast Asia

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The north Chinese port of Tianjin and shipping logistics service provider SITC International Holdings (SITC) are jointly setting up a new service for Southeast Asia.

Four 1,800 teu containerships will be deployed on the service that will provide a direct shipping service from China to Ho Chi Minh/Qui Nhon in Vietnam and Bintulu in Malaysia.

With the improvement on Covid-19 control and prevention, the cargo volume for Tianjin-Southeast Asia is recovering, the shipping cost could be further reduced when the new shipping service started.

Tianjin Port and SITC also signed port and shipping strategic co-operation framework agreement to focus on the container shipping routes developing in Asia and promote sea-rail combined transportation.

Currently, Tianjin port is connected to over thirty container shipping routes to Southeast Asia. The port posted 17.3m teu container throughput in 2019.

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