APL leverages Jebel Ali transhipment hub as it refines Asia-Gulf network
APL is refining its West Asia Express (WAX) and West Asia Express 3 (WA3) services in its Asia-Gulf network, providing faster connection to APL’s extensive Middle East feeder network via Jebel Ali.
APL said the refinements are aimed at providing wider market coverage and better connectivity between the Far East and the Middle East.
The refined WA3 service will extend the network to the markets of Jubail and Bahrain from Lianyungang and Hong Kong.
The improved WAX rotation will provide the additional coverage from Ningbo to Hamad and Sohar; as well as from Tianjin to Bahrain.
Shippers can expect to connect to APL’s Middle East feeder network via Jebel Ali where the WAX service calls.
The enhanced WAX service will commence sailing from Tianjin on 6 Dec with the following port rotation:
Tianjin – Qingdao – Ningbo – Shekou – Singapore – Sohar – Jebel Ali – Hamad – Bahrain – Damman – Port Klang – Singapore – Yantian – Xiamen – Ningbo – Shanghai – Busan.
The improved WA3 service will commence sailing from Busan on 4 Dec with the following port rotation:
Busan – Lianyungang – Qingdao – Shanghai – Hong Kong – Shekou – Singapore – Jebel Ali – Damman – Jubail – Abu Dhabi – Singapore – Nansha – Busan.