RCL is pleased to announce the launch of its own Singapore – Surabaya - Singapore from March 2022.
Branded as the RSU1, the maiden voyage will commence on the 13 Mar 2022 from Singapore to Surabaya with the Mitra Bhum, a 750 TEU-sized vessel with the following proforma:
According to a RCL spokesperson, “RSU1 is intended to meet the connectivity needs of both our COC and SOC customers in Singapore (PSA) to Surabaya and vice versa. Since 2021, we have seen a reduction in feeder capacity within South East Asia. At the same time, the relocation of supply chains to SE Asia and the launch of RCEP will drive the need for capacity and better connectivity”.
“Indonesia is also SE Asia's largest economy and population. And PSA Singapore is the world's premier transhipment port. RCL is excited to support Indonesia's growth and second largest city while also enhancing the connectivity of PSA Singapore with this brand new shuttle service”.
“RCL customers in Surabaya will enjoy a weekend departure while the mid-week connection to/from Singapore will ensure timely connections to the 1st and 2nd leg vessels for both our COC and SOC customers in Singapore (PSA)”.