APL adds port calls to West Asia Express Service
APL on July 16 announced that the West Asia Express (WAX) service will be calling the additional ports of Xingang, Busan and Sohar as part of its service rotation. This refinement marks APL’s commitment to provide a wider coverage between the Far East and Middle East.
The enhanced WAX service will be characterised by its unparalleled transit time from Asia to the key Gulf ports of Sohar, Jebel Ali and Dammam. Shippers can also expect to gain direct access to Sohar from Qingdao; as well as to Dammam and Doha from Xingang.
The improved WAX service will commence sailing from Xingang on 26 July 2018 with the following port rotation:
Xingang – Busan – Qingdao – Shanghai – Shekou – Singapore – Sohar – Jebel Ali – Doha – Dammam – Jubail – Singapore – Xingang.
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, Europe, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and Australia 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 Jacques R. Saadé and now headed by Rodolphe Saadé.