Taiwanese carriers boost services to Vietnam with increasing demand
TAIWANESE regional carriers Wan Hai, TS Lines and CNC Line are to develop their Vietnam service offerings, as the Southeast Asian country continues to generate container cargoes
22 November 2020 - 19:00
TS Lines and CNC Line are adjusting their China-Vietnam-Cambodia (CVC) service, which they run jointly with Hong Kong-based Gold Star Line, to include a call at Bangkok, while excluding Nansha, Hong Kong and Danang.
The revised CVC service, which began on November 7, has a port rotation of Ningbo, Shanghai, Shekou, Sihanoukville, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City and back to Ningbo. Three ships of 1,700-1,800 TEU, including a newbuilding, Green Sea, will be deployed on the service.
As a result, the carriers are offering a link between China and Thailand and offering a seven-day transit period between Shanghai and Sihanoukville. The service restructuring comes a week after CNC Line expanded its Far East-Vietnam route.
Wan Hai and its Japanese partner Interasia Lines will launch CV8, a weekly service between North China, Central China, and Vietnam on November 26. CV8 offers a direct connection between Dalian and Xingang in Northern China, and Vietnam.
The service loop is Qingdao, Dalian, Xingang, Ningbo, Xiamen, Ho Chi Minh City (Cat Lai), Danang and returning to Qingdao. Three 1,700-TEU ships will be deployed, with Wan Hai assigning two ships 1,762 TEU Hannover Trader and Inessa, while Interasia will send in its recently acquired 1,756 TEU Interasia Vision, a newbuilding resale from Zhoushan Changhong Shipbuilding.
CV8 will be launched with Hannover Trader departing from Ho Chi Minh City's Cat Lai Terminal and will complement Wan Hai and Interasia's existing CV1 service that connects Qingdao, Shanghai, Xiamen with Vietnam.
Container volumes between East Asia and South East Asia, especially Vietnam, have been growing because US-China trade tensions caused manufacturers to shift some production from China to Vietnam.
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