ASIA – The Cheng Lie Navigation Co (CNC Line) partially owned subsidiary of the giant French CMA CGM group have announced three new intra Asia services two of which saw inaugural voyages this week and the last due to commence on the 3rd July. The company says that the fast growing trade in the region has necessitated development of routes spanning the South East Asian bloc of China, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.
Details of the three new services are as follows:
• The NCX service for cargo moving between North China and Vietnam as well as full coverage of Pearl River Delta ports via Hong Kong utilising three vessels with a nominal capacity of 1,700 TEU’s offering over 200 Reefer plugs per week.
Rotation: Dalian, Xingang, Qingdao, Lianyungang, Hong Kong (HIT & MID), Shekou, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong (HIT & MID), Dalian.
• The CHT service linking Korea and China to Thailand and complementing CNC's existing CTS service thanks to the addition of new calls at Xiamen, Hong Kong HIT (Southbound) and Bangkok employing three vessels with a nominal capacity of 1,700 TEU’s.
Rotation: Incheon, Qingdao, Shanghai, Hong Kong (HIT), Laem Chabang, Bangkok, Laem Chabang, Hong Kong (HIT), Xiamen, Incheon.
• The HBS service from North China to Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia (starting 3rd July) a direct connection from North China to Indonesia and on the way back from Singapore/Port Kelang deploying four vessels with a nominal capacity of 2,700 TEU’s.
Rotation: Dalian, Xingang, Qingdao, Shekou, Hong Kong (HIT), Jakarta, Port Kelang, Singapore, Tanjung Pelepas, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Dalian.
In conjunction with the launch of these new services, CNC is upgrading its China 1 service linking China to South East Asia using four vessels with a nominal capacity of 2,700 TEU’s, replacing the fleet's current 1,700 TEU vessels in the face of market demands to increase capacity between China and South East Asia. The service started last December in collaboration with Taiwanese fellow countrymen Evergreen and Yang Ming, and has the following rotation:
Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Hong Kong, Manila (ATI & ICT), Jakarta, Surabaya, Hong Kong (MID & HIT), Qingdao.
Robert Sallons, CNC Liner Department General Manager commented:
"The enhancement of CNC's service network on the Intra Asia market meets the increasing demand from our customers on this expanding trade and will allow CNC to cope with further growth in volumes in the coming months. Thanks to this new portfolio of services, CNC will provide its customers with enhanced reefer service between North China and South East Asian ports"
Photo:- Laem Chabang port, Thailand