MOL Liner Ltd (MOL) has announced the launch of two intra-Asia services, the "CVT" and "CVT2", to serve the China-Vietnam and China-Thailand network on top of the existing service networks, namely the PSX on wayport and CBE/CBW via transshipment at Busan.
The CVT, starting April 6, will be operated with Regional Container Lines (RCL) and deploy three vessels. CVT offers a seven-day transit on the Qingdao-Ho Chi Minh City run while the Qingdao to Laem Chabang route will be covered in 10 days.
This also provides a direct connection from Thailand to Manila on the northbound rotation.
The CVT rotation will be Qingdao (Wed/Wed), Shanghai (Fri/Fri), Cat Lai (Wed/Thu), Laem Chabang (Sat/Sat), Bangkok (Sun/Sun), Laem Chabang (Mon/Tue) - Manila (Fri/Sat) and back to Qingdao.
The CVT2 rotation, commencing April 16, will be Ningbo (Thu/Fri), Shanghai (Sat/Sun), Laem Chabang (Sat/Sun), Bangkok (Sun/Mon), Laem Chabang (Mon/Tue), Cat Lai (Thu/Thu) and back to Ningbo.
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