As part of APL’s continuous efforts to optimize their service delivery, they have announced a revised port rotation for Gulf Asia Express 2 (GA2). The revised port rotation allows access to the Taiwan export market via Kaoshiung and import market via both Kaoshiung and Taipei. With the addition of Vung Tau port call, GA2 also offers direct access to Vietnam from Middle East. In addition, GA2 will form a pendulum service with South China Loop 8 (SC8) under Trans-Pacific services.
Revised GA2 port rotation: Kaohsiung –
Shanghai – Ningbo – Shanghai – Taipei – Shekou – Tanjung Pelepas – Port Klang – Jebel Ali – Umm Qasr – Jebel Ali – Port Klang – Vung Tau – Hong Kong – Kaohsiung – Taipei – Shanghai (continues on South China Loop 8 (SC8) under Trans-Pacific services)
Effective voyage for revised port rotation:
Ever Shine ETA Shanghai 22 April 2020
(First voyage to omit Kaoshiung with change of rotation to call Shanghai first instead of Ningbo)