RCL merges RBC5 with Partners to add Ho Chi Minh and Manila
11 Mar 2019

RCL, with its partners CNC and HMM is pleased to announce the merger of RCL’s current RBC5 with the CSE service from CNC and HMM into a 6 x 1,700 TEU sized vessels covering:

Ningbo (Sun)
Shanghai (Tue)
Ho Chi Minh (Mon)
Manila North (Saturday)
Shanghai (Thu)
Shanghai (Fri)
Ningbo (Sat)
Laem Chabang (Sun)
Bangkok (Pat)
Bangkok (Thai Sugar)
Laem Chabang (Thu)
Manila North (Tue)

The maiden voyage will commence ex Ningbo on the 17 March 19 with HMM's M.V. Belawan to Ho Chi Minh. RCL will continue branding the service as “RBC5”, while contributing M.V. “Horai Bridge” as its vessel to the service.

According to Mr Charlie Chu, EVP Business “This service change in conjunction with CNC and HMM will provide for coverage multi country coverage that our partners did not have access to before. It also opens up new sectors like Ho Chi Minh to Manila with a direct sailing while providing partners a direct service between Thailand and Manila”.

He further added “RCL will benefit from a second sailing between Shanghai and Ningbo to Ho Chi Minh. Going forward, RCL will offer both a mid and end week sailing between Shanghai and Ningbo to Ho Chi Minh, providing more frequency and greater convenience to our customers”.


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 48 vessels with sizes ranging between 200 TEUs and 6621 TEUs. It also has a fleet of 112,160 TEUs to support its own COC carriage as well. RCL operates a network of 66 offices made up of both owned and agency partner offices to support its operations. Today, RCL is recognised as amongst the leading SOC and Intra Asian operator by both peers and customers alike.

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