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The race for express services

Singapore-based Pacific International Lines (PIL) joins the race for faster shipping

Following Asyad Shipping’s announcement of its new express service between Oman and the ports in Singapore and Malaysia, the Singapore-based PIL has announced a new weekly express service connecting China and Australia. The new service, known as Sino Australia Express (SAE), will have its maiden departure from Qingdao port on 10 March 2022.

Created from the needs of increased demands
This new weekly service will supplement PIL’s current services connecting China and Australia, and will be served by a consortium of six vessels jointly deployed by PIL, T.S. Lines, Yang Ming and Sea Lead Shipping, and the vessels will have an average capacity of 3,900 TEUs.

This news is bright for seafarers, as the signal of this influx of trade between the two countries means more jobs for them, with the possibility that there may be increased demand for more vessels if demand continues to rise.

According to Tonnie Lim, Chief Trade Officer of PIL, the demand for faster service is increasing, “We are launching this new SAE service to meet increasing demand from our customers for a more direct and faster service between the key ports in China and three main cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in Australia. This reflects the ongoing healthy trade volume between China and Australia, and PIL is pleased to be able to support our customers in benefiting from this positive growth trend between the two countries.”

The new SAE service will be a loop service calling at the ports of Qingdao, Shanghai, Nansha, Shekou, Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane and then back to Qingdao.

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