MOL and RCL Reinforce their Intra Asia Partnership
MOL and Regional Container Lines have announced to reinforce their Intra Asia partnership on 3 different services:
The two Liners will launch a new jointly operated service connecting Thailand, Philippines, China and Vietnam. MOL is to brand this service CVT and contribute 2 vessels, while RCL will call it RBC4 and only provide 1 of the three deployed vessels. The service will be inaugurated by the 1,730 TEU vessel MOL HORIZON on 6th April 2014.
As of April, MOL will take slots on RCL’s China –Thailand - Vietnam RBC service which deploys 3 vessels on a weekly-frequency and a 21 day-rotation. The service has an average weekly capacity of 1,300 TEU and is branded CVT2 by MOL. Currently Cheng Lie Navigation is already taking slots on the RBC service.
As a final expansion in their Intra Asia partnership, MOL and RCL have agreed to improve their jointly operated Singapore – Myanmar shuttle branded SYX by MOL and RSY by RCL. The service will now run on a regular weekly-frequency and both operators will deploy one vessel each. The port rotation however will remain unchanged.
Last week already RCL joint MOL as an operator on its Thailand – Indonesia RTI service, extending the partnership of the two Asian Liners. See News: RCL closes its Thailand-Indonesia RTI service to join MOL's Singapore Indonesia AJS service.
CVT/RBC4: Qingdao - Shanghai - Ho Chi Minh - Laem Chabang - Bangkok - Laem Chabang - Manila - Qingdao
RBC/CVT2: Ningbo - Shanghai - Laem Chabang - Bangkok - Laem Chabang - Ho Chi Minh – Ningbo
SYX/RSY: Singapore - Yangon - Singapore.