APL, part of the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, last week announced the launch of Asia Subcontinent Express 8 service (AS8).
The weekly AS8 is set to directly link the Southeast Asian economies of Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia with the India Subcontinent markets of India and Pakistan.
The AS8 will be characterised by its direct port connectivity from Laem Chabang to Pipavav, Port Qasim and Karachi. With this, shippers with India and Pakistan bound shipments from Thailand will find the AS8 service a faster alternative to relaying cargoes through transshipments.
AS8 will start sailing from Laem Chabang on 16 December with the following port rotation: Laem Chabang – Singapore – Port Klang (North Port) – Port Klang (West Port) – Pipavav – Port Qasim – Karachi.
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