2018 November 27 17:36

PIL upgrades Sino South America Service (SSA) and South America Service 2 (SA2)

As from December 2018, PIL will offer an upgraded product for Asia to East Coast South America, the company said in a press release. PIL's SSA (Sino South America Service) will add call to Qingdao & Sepetiba. SSA will be the only string that provides direct call from Qingdao to East Coast South America, and fastest transit time into Sepetiba. To complement first string, PIL will have an additional string linking Asia and East Coast South America, named SA2 ( South America Service 2). The slots on SA2 will be provided through cooperation with COSCO, and CMA CGM.

The revised port rotations of both loops are the following:

Qingdao - Shanghai - Ningbo - Shekou - Singapore - Sepetiba - Santos - Paranagua - Itapoa - Navegantes - Santos - Singapore - Qingdao

Shanghai - Ningbo - Yantian - Hongkong - Singapore - Rio De Janeiro - Santos - Paranagua - Navegantes - Montevideo - Buenos Aires - Rio Grande - Navegantes - Paranagua - Santos - Singapore - Hongkong

The first voyages under this new setup will be:

 MV Kota Lazim ETA QINGDAO December 13, 2018
 MV Kota Lazim ETA PARANAGUA January 21, 2019

 MV Valor ETA SHANGHAI December 14, 2018
 MV Valor ETA MONTEVIDEO January 23, 2019