RCL launches new service to Calcutta
4 Mar 2019

RCL is pleased to announce the launch of its new Port Klang (West Port) – Port Klang (North Port) – Calcutta – Port Klang.

Branded as “RCH8”, the service will deploy two vessels i.e. the Ora Bhum (628 TEU) and the Chana Bhum (750 TEU) in an 18-day rotation on this service.

The maiden voyage will commence with the Ora Bhum 411N on the 16 March 2019 from Port Klang (West Port, followed by the Chana Bhum 001N on the 25 March 2019 also from Port Klang.

According to Mr Charlie Chu, EVP Business “RCL is already involved in the Indian main port trades through our cooperation with partners. This is an important milestone for RCL as it marks our second entry into the smaller feeder type ports in India, after Tuticorin”.

“This service will serve our COC customers especially from South East Asia who have shipments to Calcutta, while same time serving our SOC customers who have encouraged us to start a service as well and serve their requirements. We expect the launch of this service to be well received in the market”.


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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