PIL announces new intra-Asia service
Pacific International Lines (PIL) will enhance its intra-Asia network with a new weekly direct service, which will connect ports in South China to the Philippines.
The South China Philippines (SCP) service will commence on 3 January and will provide weekly sailings between the ports of Xiamen, Nansha, Shekou, Manila and Cebu. The new service will be served jointly by a consortium of two container ships with an average box capacity of 800 TEUs.
PIL’s general manager, Intra Asia Services, commented, “The Philippine economy is forecasted to do well over the next few years, driven by healthy post pandemic domestic demand. In addition, the implementation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement is also expected to benefit China-Philippines trade. The introduction of this new SCP service is therefore timely and will meet growing demand from customers for stronger trade linkages between the two countries.”
The port rotation of the Soth China Philippines (SCP) service will be: Xiamen (China) – Nansha (China) – Shekou (China) – Manila (Philippines) – Cebu (Philippines) – Xiamen
Currently, the Singaporean container line has two weekly services from Singapore to the Philippines, the North Philippines Service (NPE) and the South Philippines Service (SPE), connecting Subic Bay, Manila North, Davao and General Santos in the Philippines to Singapore.