OOCL has launched its new Transpacific Latin Pacific 6 (TLP6) service, offering express linkage between China and West Coast South America.
The latest offering from the carrier aims to provide a comprehensive port coverage between the two regions.
The service will supplement OOCL’s existing TLP1, TLP2, and TLP3 services and offer direct connections from China to Mexico, Guatemala, and Chile.
The full port rotation is as follows: Hong Kong (China) – Shekou (China) – Ningbo (China) – Shanghai (China) – Manzanillo (Mexico) – Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala) – San Antonio (Chile) – Hong Kong.
Transit time from Shanghai to Puerto Quetzal is said to take 22 days.
Shanghai to San Antonio will take 32 days.
The new service is expected to arrive in Hong Kong on 28 June.
OOCL also recently launched its new A3 Express Loop (A3X), offering a direct connection between China and Australia.
The express route is currently operating alongside the carrier’s A3N, A3C, and A3S services.
OOCL recently saw a 71 per cent rise in revenue over the first quarter of 2022, period ending 31 March.
The COSCO-owned shipping line saw its income for the period soar to $5.16 billion, primarily driven by severe congestion around the network, which also drove down liftings by 9.2 per cent and loadable capacity by 6.5 per cent.