Pacific International Lines (PIL) is working to integrate its barge service offering in China as part of the newly launched PIL Intermodal Service.
PIL provides river barge services for its customers who require efficient movement of their cargo from the ports into inland China, as part of its service offerings in China, PIL reported.
The company expects to provide customers with good point-to-point connectivity in the country, with the addition of the barge service, as well as the rail and truck services.
The service offers customers train, truck, and barge services in addition to PIL’s container shipping services.
The Singaporean company’s barge service in China is currently available in 16 provinces including Shandong, Jiangsu, Anhui, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Chongqing, Guangdong, Fujian, covering a total of 74 key inland river ports.
PIL is also working to expand its network to cover an additional 14 ports on rail services in China: Chongqing, Chengdu, Nanjing, Huaihua, Changzhou, Hefei, Ulaanbaatar, Zhengzhou, Xi’an, Yiwu, Xiaoshan, Shaoxing, Lishui and Nanchang.
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Apart from China, PIL’s Intermodal Service is available in Africa, Australia, Cambodia, India and Bangladesh, Korea, Latin America, Malaysia, Middle East, New Zealand, Thailand and Vietnam.
In January 2023, PIL partnered with Lloyd’s Register’s fleet optimisation experts i4 Insight to reduce emissions and maximise fleet performance.
More recently, PIL, KPI OceanConnect, and Bunker One announced the completion of their first live electronic marine fuel inventory statement for an overseas delivery through the Singapore Trade Data Exchange (SGTraDex).