APL today (23 November) announced refinements to its West Asia Express (WAX) and West Asia Express 3 (WA3) services in its Asia-Gulf network.
The enhancements of these two weekly services demonstrate APL’s commitment to provide a wider market coverage and better connectivity between the Far East and the Middle East, the company said in a press release.
The refined WA3 service will extend the network to the markets of Jubail and Bahrain from Lianyungang and Hong Kong. The improved WAX rotation will provide the additional coverage from Ningbo to Hamad and Sohar; as well as from Tianjin to Bahrain.
Besides an unparalleled transit time, shippers can expect to connect to APL’s extensive Middle East feeder network via Jebel Ali where the WAX service calls.
The enhanced WAX service will commence sailing from Tianjin on 6 Dec with the following port rotation:
Tianjin – Qingdao – Ningbo – Shekou – Singapore – Sohar – Jebel Ali – Hamad – Bahrain – Damman – Port Klang – Singapore – Yantian – Xiamen – Ningbo – Shanghai – Busan.
The improved WA3 service will commence sailing from Busan on 4 Dec with the following port rotation:
Busan – Lianyungang – Qingdao – Shanghai – Hong Kong – Shekou – Singapore – Jebel Ali – Damman – Jubail – Abu Dhabi – Singapore – Nansha – Busan.