PIL, Iris Lines announce new Intra-Asia service


Pacific International Lines (PIL) has announced a new weekly direct service connecting key ports of Thailand, Philippines and Singapore. 

The new Thailand Philippines Straits Service (TPS) will commence on 15 February from Manila, Philippines. 

It will be served by a consortium of vessels with an average capacity of 750 TEU, jointly deployed by PIL and Iris Lines.

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General Manager of Intra-Asia Services at PIL, Surendran Mathilagath, said: “By adding this new TPS service, we are providing a strong connection among the key Southeast Asian countries of Philippines, Thailand, and Singapore. 

“This would significantly raise our competitiveness in Asia, enabling us to offer competitive solutions and transit times within Southeast Asia, as well as to the rest of our global network,” Mathilagath added.

The ports of call for the TPS service are: Bangkok – Laem Chabang – Manila – Singapore – Bangkok.

This announcement comes after PIL enhanced its Intra-Asia network in December 2022 by launching a weekly direct service connecting the ports in South China to the Philippines.

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