News ID: 67860 |
Publish Date: 13:22 - 30 July 2016

APL links UK to Asia

In its first major service announcement since CMA CGM took over at APL the line will be starting to call at Felixstowe on a new service connecting the UK port with Asia.

APL links UK to Asia
According to MANA,The new Felixstowe Express Service (FEX) will link Felixstowe with key ports in China including Yangshan and Ningbo,with a call in Port Klang in Malaysia, before calling the UK, Rotterdam and Hamburg.
The service adding Felixstowe to APL’s network was described by the company as an important expansion to its Asia – Europe network.
“With Felixstowe’s close proximity to the main European shipping lanes; and broad inland transportation options to the rest of UK, the FEX service will provide APL shippers with yet another route of accessing the markets,” APL and CMA CGM said in a statement.
It added that it would complement APL’s existing calls at Southampton.
The new service launches from Qingdao, China on 20 August.
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