PIL enhances presence in East Coast South America

PIL enhances presence in East Coast South America

Pacific International Lines (PIL) has introduce two revamped weekly direct services, connecting key ports in China, Singapore, with Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay.

Known as East Coast Service 1 (ES1) and East Coast Service 2 (ES2), they are an enhancement of PIL’s existing Sino South America Service (SSA) and South America Service 2 (SA2).

ES1 will commence on 10 May 2024 from Shanghai and will be served by a consortium of 13 vessels, jointly deployed by PIL, Evergreen Marine Corp (EMC), Cosco Shipping Lines (COSCO) and CMA CGM (CMA).

PIL will deploy four vessels on this service.

ES2 will commence on 2 May 2024 from Qingdao, and will be served by the same consortium with 12 vessels deployed.

PIL has also recently set up its own agency office in Brazil, Pacific International Lines Agencia Maritima (Brazil), and appointed an experienced team.

William Ho, General Manager, Long Haul Trade, Line Management Division, PIL said: “With the continuing promising growth prospects of the Latin America market, we have seen strong trade flows between Asia and Latin America.

“Following our enhanced presence in West Coast South America, we would like to strengthen our presence in East Coast South America as well to drive connectivity and better serve the needs of our customers.”

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The ports of call for the ES1 service are:

ES1: Shanghai – Ningbo – Yantian – Hong Kong – Singapore – Rio de Janeiro – Santos – Navegantes – Montevideo – Buenos Aires – Paranagua – Santos – Singapore – Hong Kong – Shanghai


The ports of call for the ES2 service are:

ES2: Qingdao –Shanghai – Ningbo – Shekou – Singapore – Rio de Janeiro – Santos – Paranagua – Itapoa – Navegantes – Santos – Colombo – Singapore – Hong Kong – Qingdao


Earlier this year, PIL, KPI OceanConnect, and Bunker One announced the successful completion of their first live electronic marine fuel inventory statement for an overseas delivery through the Singapore Trade Data Exchange (SGTraDex).

More recently, PIL joined the non-profit organisation, Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA), to drive standardisation and digital innovation in the container shipping industry.

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