APL Launches New Container Services
Ocean carrier APL announced today it will introduce two new weekly services from central and southern China connecting to Indonesia and Australia respectively.
APL's new China Southeast Asia Service 8 (CS8) set to commence on June 30 will provide direct access from Shanghai, Ningbo and Shekou to Indonesia’s Jakarta and Surabaya. Its service rotation is Shanghai – Ningbo – Shekou – Jakarta – Surabaya – Kaohsiung – Shanghai.
Shipments from Shanghai will arrive in Jakarta and Surabaya in as soon as eight and 11 days respectively. Cargo from Shekou to these same Indonesian ports will be delivered in five and eight days respectively.
CS8 will be APL’s second service string from Shanghai and Ningbo to Jakarta and Surabaya, complementing the carrier’s weekly China Southeast Asia Service 6 (CS6).
In addition, the new weekly China Australia Service 6 (CA6) will connect Shanghai, Ningbo and Yantian to Australian cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The first effective sailing of CA6 is scheduled for August 17 from Ningbo. Its service rotation is Ningbo – Shanghai – Yantian – Sydney – Melbourne – Brisbane – Ningbo.
APL said CA6 promises to deliver shipments from Yantian and Shanghai to Sydney in 11 and 14 days respectively, complementing APL's China Australia Service 3 (CA3), China Australia Service 2 (CA2) and China Australia Service (CAS) that provide weekly coverage between China and Australia.