APL today announced the launch of a new weekly service - the India Pakistan Europe (IPE) Service, directly connecting the key South Asian markets of India and Pakistan to major ports in Europe. The new IPE service builds on APL’s strong market presence and local expertise in India and Pakistan to enhance its Asia-Europe service offerings.
APL container ship APL Temasek - Image courtesy: Paul Barker
“Europe is a premier trading partner and a major export market of South Asian countries. It is opportune that we expand our service coverage in Asia-Europe through the new IPE service, directly linking the major economies of India and Pakistan to Europe. As APL offers market connectivity, our priorities are also to provide reliable and timely cargo shipments across all regions,” said Eric Eng, APL Head of Asia Europe Trade.
With fast transit times from India and Pakistan to North Europe, the IPE service will call the ports of Port Qasim, Nhava Sheva, Hazira, Mundra, Jeddah, Djibouti, Southampton, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Felixstowe and Le Havre.
First sailing of the IPE Eastbound service will commence on 1 October 2016 from Southampton. First sailing of the Westbound service will commence on 4 October 2016 from Port Qasim.