SINGAPORE's APL, now a unit of French shipping giant CMA CGM, has announced the enhancement of its Asia-Subcontinent network with the Asia Subcontinent Express 6 (AS6) and Asia Subcontinent Express 7 (AS7) services.
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, said the APL release.
"The AS6 service is designed to stand out with its exclusive direct connectivity from Guangzhou-Nansha to Karachi.
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 November 14.
The service will call at Shanghai, Ningbo, Fuzhou, Shenzhen-Shekou, Singapore, Port Klang, Colombo, Karachi (KICT), Karachi (PICT) and Mundra before coming back to Port Klang, Singapore and Shanghai.