To improve connectivity to key markets in the Middle East, Pacific International Lines (PIL) has taken steps to further enhance its Gulf China Service (GCS), with the addition of Hamad Port in Qatar to existing calls to Jebel Ali in Dubai and Dammam in Saudi Arabia.
In addition, the enhanced service will call at Singapore on the westbound route from China to Middle East. Currently, GCS calls in Singapore eastbound from the Middle East to China and then connects the Middle East directly to China westbound route.
The enhanced GCS service will get underway on 9th January 2023, with a sailing from Shanghai. The service will be maintained by the current fleet of seven ships, with an average effective capacity of 4000 – 5200 TEU.
Tonnie Lim, Chief Trade Officer, PIL, commented, “We are enhancing our GCS service to broaden PIL’s presence in Middle East, and to capitalise on the growth potential of the Middle East region. This is part of PIL’s efforts to meet the needs of its customers worldwide for more comprehensive coverage in Middle East.”
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