China-Indonesia-Philippines loop makes first DaChan Bay call
THE arrival the 1,740-TEU Singapore-flagged Ludwig Schulte of the Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) at western Shenzhen's DaChan Bay Terminals marked the start this week of the new China-Indonesia Philippines Service (CIP)
THE arrival the 1,740-TEU Singapore-flagged Ludwig Schulte of the Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) at western Shenzhen's DaChan Bay Terminals marked the start this week of the new China-Indonesia Philippines Service (CIP).
As the last port of call in China, CIP offers competitive transit times from DaChan Bay Terminals to Jakarta, Semarang and Surabaya.
It only takes six days to Jakarta and nine days to Semarang. DaChan Bay Terminals provides convenient and extensive highway connections and barge networks which offer more choices and fast transit times for local and west Pearl River Delta shippers.
'CIP is one of the few services offering direct calls at Semarang, a growing market in Central Java, which helps shippers to tap into this emerging market,' said DaChan Bay Terminals managing director Brian Yeung.
'OOCL and DaChan Bay Terminals have a close and long-term cooperation. It is a recognition of the quality services we have been offering to OOCL and customers. End users could experience our latest service standards and we will continue to provide quality supply chain services to our partners,' Mr Yeung said.
OOCL deploys four containerships with a capacity of 1,100 TEU on CIP and it calls DaChan Bay Terminals every Saturday with a port rotation of Shanghai, Ningbo, DaChan Bay, Jakarta, Semarang, Surabaya, Manila, Hong Kong and back to Shanghai.
DaChan Bay Terminals (DaChan Bay) is situated in the West Shenzhen Port area in South China. It is the newest international container terminal serving the Pan-Pearl River Delta cargo catchment areas.
It is also an important vehicle import port in South China. DaChan Bay covers an area of 112 hectares with five berths along its quay of 1,830 metres long and 600 metres wide. Its water depth alongside is 16.3 metres and will eventually be dredged to 18 metres, allowing DaChanBay to accommodate the world's largest container vessels and ro-ro ships.