RCL launches new China to Middle East service
01 Nov 2021

RCL with its partners PIL, KMTC and CU Lines is pleased to announce the launch of a new China to Middle east service. Branded as the ‘RCG’, the port coverage will include Ningbo – Nansha – Shekou – Jebel Ali – Dammam – Ningbo using 5 X 2,800 TEU vessels in a 42-day rotation.

The maiden voyage will depart Ningbo on the 22 November 2021. RCL will provide one ship namely the ‘Ganta Bhum’ to the service.

According to a RCL spokesperson, “The new RCG will provide our customers the convenience of an additional sailing from Ningbo, Nansha and Shekou to Jebel Ali on top of the existing sailing via RIM. In addition, Damman will be a new port of call for RCL. With high energy prices, the Middle Eastern countries will enjoy strong purchasing power and support greater buying from Asia”.

“The service rotation has been kept intentionally simple with only 5 ports of call to reduce the probability of delays, which has become a significant issue of concern in today’s container market”.

“We believe that our customers will find that the RCG a convenient and on timely solution to today’s container shipping challenges”.


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 51 vessels with sizes ranging between 388 TEUs and 8533 TEUs. It also has a fleet of 132,015 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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