APL has launched its Asia Latin America Express 3 service, a new weekly connection between China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other Asian markets with Mexico and the West Coast of South America.
“The Asia Latin America Express 3 service further enhances our Asia-Latin America service coverage, extending it in West Coast South America,” said Adeline Franger Chouraqui, head of Latin America at APL. “Offering the most competitive transit times, the new service underlines APL’s commitment to widen our Latin America presence and take our shippers’ cargo to places with a focus on speed to market.”
The eastbound leg of the service has a port rotation of Kaohsiung – Hong Kong – Shekou – Nansha – Ningbo – Manzanillo, Mexico – Lazaro Cardenas – Balboa – Buenaventura – Callao – San Antonio – San Vicente – Kaohsiung.
The westbound service has a rotation ofBalboa – Buenaventura – Lazaro Cardenas – Qingdao – Yangshan – Busan.
The first sailing of the eastbound service departed Kaohsiung on August 23, 2017, while the westbound rotation from Balboa will begin on September 22, 2017, according to APL.