Hanjin Shipping, K Line and Pacific International Lines (PIL) have come together to offer a new intra-Asia service with direct sailing between China, Thailand and Vietnam.
Taiwan’s Evergreen Line is introducing service enhancements for its network in Southeast Asian markets, in view of the potentially strong growth of Intra-Asia trades.
Taiwan’s Wan Hai Lines will launch a new intra-Asia service from 1 February with three 700 teu container vessels.
Maersk Line has introduced a call at Subic port in the Philippines on its Intra-Asia 4 (IA4) service due to ongoing port congestion in Manila.
Regional container carrier Samudera Shipping Line has continued to stay in the black with a third quarter profit of $5.21m as against a loss of $239,000 in the same period a year ago.
The Hong Kong Shippers’ Council has issued a strongly worded statement to object to the introduction of a Port Congestion Surcharge by intra-Asia lines this week that seems to be specifically targetted at them.
Taiwan’s Evergreen Line will partner Singapore’s Mariana Express to launch a joint South China-East Malaysia (SEM) service scheduled to start on 10 September.