RCL launches 2nd Loop between Thailand and South China
14 May 2021

RCL is pleased to announce the launch of a new shuttle service between Thailand and South China with its partner Mariana Express Lines. The service will call at Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) – Laem Chabang – Nansha – Shekou – Laem Chabang using 2 X 1,200 ship rotation. RCL will brand this service as "RBS".

The maiden voyages will commence 5 June 2021 on the southbound ex Nansha. Mariana Express Lines will initially deploy 2 X 1,200 TEU on the service with RCL eventually phasing in the M.V. Ratana Thida by July 2021 to replace one of Mariana’s vessels.

According to a RCL spokesperson, "The new RBS will complement the RBH service today by offering our customers in Thailand and South China alike the convenience of twice weekly sailings. The calls in Nansha and Shekou on the new RBS are on the weekend, complementing the RBH calls at Nansha and Shekou over Thursday and Friday".

“In addition, RBS will also call at PAT vs Thai Sugar terminal in Bangkok. Customers can choose a terminal of their preference. Customers will also enjoy fast transits in both directions, for example with a 5 day transit time between Laem Chabang and Nansha which ranks’s amongst the industry’s best for time sensitive cargoes.".

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 49 vessels with sizes ranging between 388 TEUs and 8533 TEUs. It also has a fleet of 126,096 TEUs to support its own COC carriage as well. RCL operates a network of 69 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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