RCL launches new service for Central China to Thailand (RBC5)
8 Aug 2018

Thai based RCL is pleased to announce the launch of its new service between Central China and Thailand. The port rotation will include Shanghai – Ningbo – Laem Chabang – Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) – Thai Sugar Terminal (TST) - Laem Chabang – Manila (North) – Shanghai.

Starting 16 August from Shanghai, the service is being branded as “RBC5” is a joint service between RCL and Cosco Shipping. RCL will contribute 2 Bangkok maxed vessels, with another vessel from Cosco Shipping in a 21-day rotation.

RCL latest deliveries in 2018 i.e. Jaru Bhum and the Khuna Bhum will be employed on this service. The Jaru Bhum will in fact be making its maiden voyage on the 16 August in Shanghai to start off this service, with arrival in PAT on the 26 August 18.

According to Mr Charlie Chu, EVP (Business) “RBC5 will be our third sailing between Central China to PAT. RBC5 will provide the industry's best transit time between Ningbo to Laem Chabang and PAT of 6 and 8 days respectively”.

RBC5 is a response to our customers' request for higher frequency and faster transit between Shanghai and Ningbo to PAT and Laem Chabang and vice versa. Together with our pre-existing RBC and RBC2, our customers in Central China and Thailand can enjoy the ease of booking with RCL in both directions. By also putting in our newest vessels on this service, it also underscores RCL's commitment of providing a top-quality product to our valued customers”.

In addition, Mr Chu added that “RCL will also provide a direct link between Bangkok river ports and Laem Chabang to Manila. RBC5 will be another sailing to our existing RLM service for Laem Chabang to Manila and provide our valued customers in Thailand with the additional convenience of choosing RCL”.

About RCL
Founded in 1979, RCL is a Thai based container shipping line. Listed on the Thai Stock Exchange since 1988, its core business is in the carriage of Shipper owned containers (SOC) and its own Carrier container containers (COC) in a service network that is fully Asia centric. RCL currently owns and operates a fleet of 50 vessels with sizes ranging between 500 TEUs to 3316 TEUs. It also has a fleet of 110,100 TEUs to support its own COC carriage as well. RCL operates a network of 67 offices made up of both owned and agency partner offices to support its operations. Today, RCL is recognized as amongst the leading SOC and Intra Asian operator by both peers and customers alike.

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