RCL recently announced a partnership with OOCL, Yang Ming Line, Gold Star Line in a joint cooperation that covers both North, Central and South PRC ports to Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh with two separate loops.
The North loop will cover Dalian, Xingang, Qingtao, Hong Kong, Shekou, Ho Chi Minh, Laem Chabang, Shekou, Hong Kong, Incheon, Dalian with 4 x 2800 TEU sized vessels.
Previously branded as the RCT (RCL China Thailand), RCL will now re-brand this as the RNT (RCL NPRC to Thailand service) and contribute the Sattha Bhum to the service.
The Central loop will cover Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Ho Chi Minh, Laem Chabang, Hong Kong, Shanghai with 3 x 2800 TEU sized vessels.
“We are delighted to partner OOCL, Yang Ming and Gold Star Line in both raising our level of joint cooperation between carriers as well as enhancing our product offering to customers,” said Mr. Charlie Chu, EVP (Business). “The two loops allow us to add Xingang and Xiamen to the rotation while not comprising the transit time. In addition, it also provides for twice weekly service from Thailand to Hong Kong and Shekou with the 2 loops, which was not available to RCL before.”