Yang Ming said this week it will expand cooperation and upgrade its intra-Asia services as follows:
- Effective April 30, its Pan-Asia Service II (PA2) jointly operated with COSCO and Wan Hai, with four 4,250-TEU container ships. The rotation of PA2 service is Xingang, Dalian, Qingdao, Shanghai, Fuzhou Jiangyin port, Hong Kong, Singapore, Port Kelang, Penang, Singapore, Hong Kong and Xingang for a round voyage of 28 days.
- Container ships for the Pan-Asia Service (PAS), jointly operated with TS Lines, will be up-sized to two 1,800-TEU container vessels beginning May 7. The rotation of the PAS service is Moji, Hakata, Pusan, Kwanyang, Keelung, Taichung, Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Shekou, Xiamen, Keelung and Moji for a round voyage of 14 days.
- Container ships for the Japan-Taiwan-Philippine Service (JTS) will be upsized to three 2,800-TEU container vessels and jointly operated beginning May 8. The rotation of JTS service is Nagoya, Tokyo, Chiba, Yokohama, Keelung, Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Manila (S), Manila (N), Hong Kong, Shekou, Xiamen and Nagoya for a round voyage of 21 days.
- Container ships for the South East Asia Service (SEA) will be upsized to two 1,800-TEU container vessels and operated independently by YM beginning in the middle of May. The calling ports rotation is Laem Chabang, Singapore, Port Kelang, Jakarta, Singapore and Laem Chabang, with a round voyage of 14 days.
- The South East Asia Service II (SEA2) service, which is jointly provided with Orient Express Lines, will use two 1,800-TEU container vessels. The ports of call are Haiphong, Ho Chi Minh, Singapore, Port Kelang and Singapore with a round voyage of 14 days.
- A new direct service from Thailand to Malaysia and Indonesia (TMI service) will be offered by Yang Ming through slot exchange with Evergreen Line, effective May 14. The ports of call will be Bangkok, Laem Chabang, Port Kelang, Tanjung Pelepas, Jakarta, Singapore and Bangkok for a round voyage of 14 days.