RCL: Launching new service (RCH8) to Calcutta

RCL has announced the launch of its new service, RCH8 between Port Klang (West Port) – Port Klang (North Port) – Calcutta – Port Klang.

RCH8 will deploy two vessels i.e. the Ora Bhum (628 TEU) and the Chana Bhum (750 TEU) in an 18-day rotation on this service.


The maiden voyage will commence with the Ora Bhum 411N on the 16 March 2019 from Port Klang (West Port, followed by the Chana Bhum 001N on the 25 March 2019 also from Port Klang.

According to Mr Charlie Chu, EVP Business “RCL is already involved in the Indian main port trades through our cooperation with partners. This is an important milestone for RCL as it marks our second entry into the smaller feeder type ports in India, after Tuticorin”.

This service will serve our COC customers especially from South East Asia who have shipments to Calcutta, while same time serving our SOC customers who have encouraged us to start a service as well and serve their requirements. We expect the launch of this service to be well received in the market”.

Source: RCL

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