MV. Mathu Bhum
13 May 2022

We refer to recent news articles concerning the container ship

“MV. Mathu Bhum” which appeared in some international media over the past few days on smuggling palm oil out of Indonesia.

The “MV. Mathu Bhum is currently deployed under a joint partnership (service code “RTB” service) since 2020. Total of 34 containers onboard contain palm oil, which is currently prohibited to be export out of Indonesia. There was no container from RCL or Regional Container Lines in the list of 34x20'. However, they were all custom approved for export on the 25th and 26th Apr 2022, prior to the prohibition date 28th April 2022.

RCL continue providing our fullest cooperation and assistance to the authority for their investigations as well as best services to all stakeholders so that the vessel can depart as soon as possible.


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 47 vessels with sizes ranging between 388 TEUs and 6310 TEUs. It also has a fleet of 147.189 TEUs to support its own COC carriage as well. RCL operates a network of 76 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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