PIL Bolsters South America Links
Singapore-headquartered Pacific International Line (PIL) is re-organising its service in the Far East – East Coast South America trade starting with MV Kota Lukis, scheduled to leave Pusan on April 25.
The service named SSA, jointly run by PIL, Japanese K Line, South Korea’s Hyundai Merchant Marine and Taiwanese Yang Ming Marine, will call directly to Brazil’s ports from Far East with the revised port rotation: Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Shekou – Singapore – Rio de Janeiro – Santos – Navegantes – Paranagua – Santos – Rio de Janeiro – Singapore – Hong Kong – Pusan.
In addition, PIL will start its new second Far East – East Coast South America service covering Montevideo and Buenos Aires. PIL will market this new service as SA2 and operate through slots exchange on the service jointly operated by Evergreen, Coscon and Zim.
The first SA2 sailing is reserved for MV Value, scheduled to leave Shanghai on May 1.
The weekly SA2 service covers the following port rotation in 84 days: Shanghai – Ningbo – Yantian – Hong Kong – Singapore – Santos – Paranagua – Montevideo – Buenos Aires – Montevideo – Rio Grande – Paranagua – Santos – Singapore – Hong Kong – Shanghai.