APL today announced that its Bosphorus Express (BEX) service will be making additional calls at Beirut and Iskenderun, extending market coverage of the service that serves Asia, the Mediterranean and Europe.
Representative image: Containership APL Changi - Photo courtesy: Les Rickman
“APL is expanding our presence in the Asia Mediterranean/Europe trade lane where we currently offer 7 services that connect Asia to the Mediterranean and Europe. With the 2 new port additions to the BEX, we will markedly improve coverage of the Eastern Mediterranean to meet our customers’ growing needs.” said Calvin Leong, APL Chief Trade Officer.
With the new port calls, the BEX will call the ports of Kwangyang, Busan, Yangshan, Ningbo, Chiwan, Port Klang, Port Said West, Beirut, Iskenderun, Izmit, Istanbul, Constanta and Odessa. The first sailing will depart Kwangyang on 27 July 2016.