Singapore-headquartered container shipping line APL yesterday (9 November) announced the launch of three new weekly services that will enhance its coverage between South China and the Philippines: China-Philippines Loop 1 (CP1), China-Philippines Loop 2 (CP2) and China-Philippines Loop 3 (CP3).
The services will be synonymous with the best-in-class transit time, APL said in a press release. A two-day transit is all it takes to move a cargo from Shekou to Manila (North) on the CP1 service; as well as from Shekou to Manila (South) via the CP2 service. The CP3 service also offers a competitive transit time of four days and five days from Yantian to Manila (South) and Manila (North) respectively.
Each week, both the CP1 and CP2 services will serve the ports of Hong Kong as well as Nansha and Shekou in South China before calling the northern and southern seaports of Manila respectively.
Offering an alternative shipment cut-off time in the same week, APL’s CP3 service will be connecting Yantian, Nansha, Shekou, Hong Kong, Manila (South) and Manila (North).
The CP1 and CP2 services will commence sailing from Hong Kong on 5 December. The CP3 service will commence sailing from Yantian on 23 November, APL said.