Pacific International Lines (PIL) has announced the launch of a new weekly direct service connecting the ports in South China to the Philippines.
Commencing 3 January 2023, the South China Philippines (SCP) service will provide weekly sailings which a comprehensive coverage of the ports in South China – Xiamen, Nansha and Shekou, and link them to Manila and Cebu in the Philippines.
SCP will be served jointly by a consortium of two vessels of average capacity of 800 TEU.
“We are pleased to introduce this new SCP service, as part of our commitment to our customers to continually seek better connections and deliver quality services,” said Surendran Mathilagath, General Manager, Intra Asia Services, PIL.
“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 will be as follows:
Xiamen – Nansha – Shekou – Manila – Cebu – Xiamen.
Currently, PIL 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.
The PIL Intermodal Services are available across its existing network in Intra-Asia, Africa, Middle East, Latin America and Oceania.