SINGAPORE: APL has announced the enhancement of its Asia-Subcontinent network with the Asia Subcontinent Express 6 (AS6) and Asia Subcontinent Express 7 (AS7) services.
The two new weekly services will be characterised by their extensive market coverage across Asia from China to Southeast Asia to the Indian Subcontinent; as well as competitive transit times. While the two loops directly connect Central and South China to Pakistan’s Karachi Ports which handle most of the Country’s seaborne cargo volumes; they also link India to her largest trading partner, China.
The AS6 service is designed to stand out with its exclusive Direct connectivity from Nansha to Karachi. The service will call at Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Nansha, Singapore, Port Klang, Nhava Sheva, Karachi (SAPT) and Singapore once more before returning to Shanghai. The first sailing of the AS6 is scheduled to depart from Shanghai on 15 November.
The AS7 service will offer exclusive direct connectivity from Fuzhou to Colombo, Karachi and Mundra. The AS7 service is scheduled to commence sailing from Shanghai on 14 November. The service will call at Shanghai, Ningbo, Fuzhou, Shekou, Singapore, Port Klang, Colombo, Karachi (KICT), Karachi (PICT) and Mundra before routing back to Port Klang, Singapore and Shanghai.