APL today (8 November) announced the enhancement of five of its Asia-India subcontinent services.
A faster turnaround and transit time will characterise the enhanced product profiles, APL said in a press release.
In particular, the Asia Subcontinent Express (AS1) service is being revamped into two services - AS1 and Asia Subcontinent Express 3 (AS3). This will shorten the current 49-day round trip of the AS1 service to 42 days while the AS3 service will cover its loop in 35 days.
The services have been redesigned with the following port rotation and effective sailings:
Asia Subcontinent Express (AS1): Qingdao - Shanghai - Ningbo - Shekou (CCT) - Singapore - Port Klang - Mundra - Karachi (SAPT) - Port Qasim - Singapore - Qingdao
Effective first sailing: APL Antwerp V177 ETD Qingdao 12 Dec 2017
Asia Subcontinent Express 3 (AS3): Shanghai – Ningbo – Xiamen – Singapore - Karachi (KICT) - Shanghai
Effective first sailing: APL Japan V001 ETD Shanghai 12 Dec 2017
Asia Subcontinent Express 5 (AS5): Shanghai – Ningbo - Shekou (SCT) – Singapore - Karachi (KICT) - Mundra - Port Klang – Singapore - Hong Kong - Singapore
Effective first sailing: YM Orchid V144 ETD Shanghai 16 Dec 2017
China India Express (CIX): Shanghai- Xiamen - Hong Kong - Shekou (CCT) - Nansha - Singapore - Colombo - Nhava Sheva - Pipavav - Colombo - Port Klang – Singapore - Hong Kong - Shanghai
Effective first sailing: Zim Los Angeles V054 ETD Shanghai 12 Dec 2017
North Asia Subcontinent Express (CI3): Xingang - Dalian - Qingdao – Pusan - Kwangyang - Ningbo - Singapore - Tanjong Pelepas - Colombo - Nhava Sheva - Pipavav - Singapore - Xingang
Effective first sailing: Maersk Salina V714 ETD Xingang 18 Dec 2017