Taiwanese container carrier Yang Ming Marine announced that it is partnering with Thai carrier Regional Container Lines (RCL) to launch a Southeast Asia service.
Two 1,200-1,500 teu box ships, one each from Yang Ming and RCL, will be deployed for the service. Each voyage is scheduled to last 14 days, with the maiden voyage beginning on 22 June from Singapore.
The port rotation for SE5 is Singapore-Bangkok-Singapore-Belawan-Port Klang-Singapore.
Yang Ming currently operates five services, including SE5, in Southeast Asia and has plans to increase its shipping network in the ASEAN region. This move will enable Yang Ming to provide more services in Southeast Asia and link its regional services to the global network via Singapore and Port Klang.
Dipping in Port Klang allows customers to choose between Singapore and Port Klang for their transhipment requirement from Belawan, said RCL in a statement. This service also provides a direct ride between Bangkok and Belawan, RCL added.
Yang Ming posted revenue of TWD10.74 billion (USD0.35 billion) for May, down 7.02% year on year, while its revenue for the first five months of 2015 totalled TWD54.38 billion, an increase of 8.11% from a year earlier.