OOCL to launch A3X service

Seattle, USA - December 24, 2009: the Oocl Qingdao shipping tanker based out of Hong Kong being escorted in to port in Elliott Bay early in the morning.

Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) is to launch its new A3 Express Loop (A3X), offering a direct connection between China and Australia.

The express route will operate alongside the carrier’s A3N, A3C, and A3S services.

A3X’s port rotation is as follows: Shanghai (China) – Shekou (China) – Brisbane (Australia) – Sydney (Australia) – Shanghai.


The service will first set sail from Shanghai on 31 May 2022.


The COSCO-owned shipping line also recently saw a 71 per cent increase in revenue in the first quarter of 2022.

OOCL’s income for the period soared to $5.16 billion. This was 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.

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