PIL: New Asia to East Coast South America Services – SSA & SA2

As from December 2018, PIL will offer an upgraded product for Asia to East Coast South America. PIL’s SSA (Sino South America Service) will add call to Qingdao & Sepetiba. SSA will be the only string that provides direct call from Qingdao to East Coast South America, and fastest transit time into Sepetiba.

To complement their first string, they will have an additional string linking Asia and East Coast South America, named SA2 (South America Service 2 ) . The slots on SA2 will be provided through cooperation with COSCO and CMA CGM. With this, PIL expects to better serve their customers with a more comprehensive coverage at both Asia and East South America.

The revised port rotations of both loops are the following:

SSA Port Rotation: Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Shekou – Singapore – Sepetiba – Santos – Paranagua – Itapoa – Navegantes – Santos – Singapore – Qingdao


SA2 Port Rotation: Shanghai – Ningbo – Yantian – Hongkong – Singapore – Rio De Janeiro – Santos – Paranagua – Navegantes – Montevideo – Buenos Aires – Rio Grande – Navegantes – Paranagua – Santos – Singapore – Hongkong


The first voyages under this new setup will be:


  • MV Kota Lazim ETA QINGDAO December 13, 2018
  • MV Kota Lazim ETA PARANAGUA January 21, 2019


  • MV Valor ETA SHANGHAI December 14, 2018
  • MV Valor ETA MONTEVIDEO January 23, 2019

Source: PIL

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