The Middle East Gulf-China service that is jointly operated by a consortium of 6 carriers (PIL/CUL/ESL/KMTC/RCL/Wan Hai) will be upgraded from 9 January 2023 with new calls at Hamad and Singapore (westbound). The revised rotation will call at Shanghai, Ningbo, Nansha, Shekou, Singapore, Jebel Ali, Dammam, Hamad, Singapore, Shanghai. The service was first launched in November 2021 and is branded respectively as the Gulf China Service (GCS) by PIL and KMTC, Asia Gulf Express (AGX) by CUL, Gulf Ch
Emirates Shipping Line (ESL) and Pacific International Lines (PIL) will launch a new South China Philippines (SCP) service connecting Xiamen, Nansha, Shekou, Manila, Cebu, Xiamen from 3 January 2023. The SCP will turn in 2 weeks, using the 1,080 teu KOTA HAKIM from PIL and a second ship to be named from ESL. Port rotation of the new South China Philippines (SCP) service
PIL, WHL and YM will launch West Coast South America 6 (WS6), a weekly service connecting Ningbo, Shanghai, Qingdao, Busan, Manzanillo (Mexico), Lazaro Cardenas, Puerto Quetzal, Buenaventura, Valparaiso, Ningbo. The service will start with 4,662 teu YM ENLIGHTENMENT calling Ningbo on 13 July.
CNC, PIL and RCL will launch a new weekly service connecting Xingang, Dalian, Incheon, Qingdao, Shanghai, Laem Chabang, Ho Chi Minh City using four ships of 2,400-2,800 teu. The service will start at Xingang on 1 July with the 2,478 teu APL CAIRO.
PIL and partners enhance Gulf China Service, with ESL to join in JulyPIL has announced an enhancement to the Gulf China Service (GCS) with the addition of new calls at Shanghai and Singapore.
The new service, Gulf China 2, is starting on 18 June with KOTA LOCENG (4330teu) calling Ningbo.
PIL will launch a new Thailand China Vietnam (TCV) service calling at Laem Chabang, Qinzhou, Haiphong, Ho Chi Minh City, Laem Chabang. The service will start from 3 June from Laem Chabang with the 777 teu KOTA RATNA. The service will turn in 2 weeks, with sailings provided every fortnight. A second ship is expected to be added later with the frequency to be upgraded to weekly.
Interasia Lines, Pacific International Lines and Regional Container Lines will jointly launch a new China India service in April. The service is branded by the respective partners as the China-Saigon-India/China Vietnam India/RCL Far East Madras 2 (CSI/CVI/RFM2). The service will call at Ningbo, Shanghai, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Port Klang, Ho Chi Minh City, Ningbo using 4 ships of 1,7000-2,400 teu of which PIL will contribute 2 ships while IAL and RCL will provide
PIL has confirmed an order for 4 new ships of 14,400 teu at Jiangnan Shipyard Group on 4 March 2022, its first new ship order since 2015. The 4 ships will be quipped with dual-fuel engines to run on both LNG and low sulphur fuel oil and will be delivered from the 2nd half of 2024 to 1st half 2025. PIL's last ship order was made in 2015 when it ordered 12 ships of 11,923 teu at Yangzijiang. They sold 8 of these ships in 2020 due to financial difficulties, but it has since recovered from its de
PIL has announced that it will cease to use the Advance Container Line (ACL) brand name from 15 March 2022. ACL was established in 1995 by PIL to provide container feeder services in Southeast Asia and Indian sub-continent. These services were provided in conjunction with various partners including Samudera, HR Lines, GSL, COSCO, OOCL, MTT Shipping, ONE, Evergreen and CNC. Apart from PIL's own feeder cargoes, ACL also provided feeder services to other Main Line Operators (MLOs). All of its e