United Arab Shipping Company is introducing two new feeder services to improve its service in Asia.
“The dedicated and direct services will run weekly, covering Japan, Central and South China, Thailand, and Vietnam effective (at the) end of November 2013,” the company said. “These new services will provide UASC customers with expanded coverage as well as competitive transit times.”
UASC will continue to operate one vessel on IAC1 and will swap space with CSCL on IAC2 & IAC3.
- IAC1 is a joint operation between China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) and UASC, with a combined weekly capacity of 2,100 TEU. The service will commence in Shanghai on Nov. 25 with the following port rotation: Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Laem Chabang, Ho Chi Minh, Nansha, Hong Kong, Shanghai.
- IAC2 is operated by OOCL, where UASC will have a slot exchange with CSCL. The service will commence in Osaka on Nov. 26 with the following port rotation: Osaka, Kobe, Tokyo, Yokohama, Hong Kong, Laem Chabang, Shekou, Hong Kong, Xiamen, Osaka.
- IAC3 is operated by CSCL, where UASC will have a slot exchange. The service will commence in Tokyo on Nov. 29 with the following port rotation: Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Ningbo, Shanghai.