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APL launches three new Asia to Latin America services

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 01:46

APL has started offering three new Asia-Latin America services that will call at ports in Asia, Mexico, Central America and the west coast of South America.

Together with the Asia Caribbean Express (ACE) service that directly connects Asia to the Caribbean, APL's expanded Asia-Latin America service network promises a more extensive service coverage.

As a new weekly direct service that links China, Korea, Taiwan, Mexico, Central America and west coast of South America, the CDX service's eastbound route boasts the industry's fastest transit time from Busan to Mexico in 15 days, Shanghai to Mexico in 20 days and central China to San Antonio in 33 days.

Its westbound route also offers competitive transit times that are designed to facilitate shipments of fresh fruit and perishable commodities transported from Mexico and west coast South America to Japan and China. For example, it requires just 15 days for cargoes to transit from Mexico to Yokohama via this service.

The CDX service will commence from Kaohsiung on April 4 on the following port rotation: Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Shenzhen-Shekou, Ningbo, Shanghai, Busan, Manzanillo, Lazaro Cardenas, Buenaventura, San Antonio, Callao, Lazaro Cardenas, Manzanillo, Yokohama, Busan, Kaohsiung.

The carrier's new weekly Falcon Express (FCX) service that calls at ports in China, Korea, Mexico and west coast South America will offer transit times from Korea and China to Ensenada of 12 and 17 days respectively. Cargoes from north China to Peru and Chile will arrive in just 28 and 33 days respectively.

The FCX service will commence sailing from Xiamen on April 7 on the following port rotation: Xiamen, Shenzhen-Yantian, Shanghai, Qingdao, Busan, Ensenada, Manzanillo, Callao, San Antonio, Lirquen, Manzanillo, Shanghai, Xiamen.

The third new service named Caracara Express (CRX) is another weekly service that calls at ports in China, Mexico and west cast South America. The first sailing will commence from Hong Kong on April 17 with the following port rotation of Hong Kong, Shenzhen-Yantian, Kaohsiung, Ningbo, Shanghai, Manzanillo, Buenaventura, Callao, San Antonio, returning to Hong Kong.