Global shipper APL has announced its Japan Thailand Vietnam (JTV) service will have an extended port rotation as of 2 June, calling at the Philippines and ports within South China.
The updated service will call at three additional ports in Manila, Shekou and Nansha, alongside its standard route.
APL said he enhanced service is prepped to facilitate direct shipments from the load ports in South China to the Philippines, promising a fast three-day Shekou-Manila transit time.
Developments in the JTV service will give it a stronger presence in South-East Asia, while maintaining strong coverage across Japan.
The weekly service will also provide direct access to Laem Chabang in Thailand from Manila in the Philippines.
The refined JTV service will commence sailing from Tokyo on 2 June with the following port rotation:
Tokyo – Yokohama – Nagoya – Kobe – Shekou – Hong Kong – Nansha – Shekou – Manila – Laem Chabang – Ho Chi Minh City – Kaohsiung – Tokyo