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APL Launches New Asia Subcontinent Express 8 Service

APL, part of the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, today announced the launch of Asia Subcontinent Express 8 service (AS8).

The weekly AS8 is set to directly link the Southeast Asian economies of Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia with the India Subcontinent markets of India and Pakistan.

The AS8 will be characterised by its direct port connectivity from Laem Chabang to Pipavav, Port Qasim and Karachi. With this, shippers with India and Pakistan bound shipments from Thailand will find the AS8 service a faster alternative to relaying cargoes through transshipments.

AS8 will start sailing from Laem Chabang on 16 December with the following port rotation: Laem Chabang – Singapore – Port Klang (North Port) - Port Klang (West Port) – Pipavav – Port Qasim – Karachi.

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About APL

APL is one of the world’s leading ocean carriers, providing world-class container shipping and terminal services, as well as intermodal operations supported by leading-edge IT and ecommerce. APL offers transcontinental cargo shipping across Asia, North and South America, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent through more than 120 weekly services calling ports in over 70 countries worldwide. APL is part of the CMA CGM Group, a leading worldwide shipping group founded in 1978 by the late Jacques R. Saadé and now headed by Rodolphe Saadé.