PIL announced on Monday that the Company will be enhancing its Transpacific service by offering direct services from Vietnam to the U.S West Coast, with effect from end April 2019.

PIL enhanced Transpacific services
Caption: Kota Panjang, the first vessel of PIL AC5 service making its maiden call to Haiphong on 30th April 2019 berthing at HICT

America China Service 5 (AC5) will be adding Haiphong as a first port of call with effect from 30th April 2019.

Full rotation of America China Service 5 (AC5): Haiphong - Nansha - Hong Kong - Yantian - Long Beach - Oakland - Yantian - Haiphong

PIL also launched a new string, America Cai Mep Service 2 (AC2), achieved through slot agreement on Ocean Alliance PSW3 service, with effect from 28th April 2019. Full rotation of America Cai Mep Service 2 (AC2): Cai Mep - Los Angeles - Oakland - Hong Kong - Cai Mep

AC2 and AC5 service allow PIL to tap into the fast-growing Vietnam market and be amongst the first few carriers to provide the fastest direct service from both Ho Chi Minh and Haiphong to Pacific South West region, particularly Long Beach/Los Angeles and Oakland.

PIL’s Transpacific South West full coverage as follows:

ACS: LianyungangShanghaiNingboLong BeachSeattle – Lianyungang

AC2: Cai Mep - Los Angeles - Oakland - Hong Kong - Cai Mep

AC3: Xingang – QingdaoShanghaiLos AngelesOakland - Xingang

AC5: HaiphongNanshaHong KongYantianLong BeachOaklandYantian - Haiphong

AC6: Fuzhou – Nansha – Hong Kong – Yantian – Xiamen – Los Angeles – Oakland - Fuzhou

Source: PIL