The dedicated feeder loop will utilise two A-type containerships of 1,164teu. The first sailing of the weekly service will start from Haiphong on 10th May and call at Ho Chi Minh City, Port Klang, Singapore, Tanjung Pelepas and then back to Haiphong.
In addition to providing efficient transportation services within its port coverage, this regional service will also connect to Evergreen’s global service network via its transhipment hubs in Singapore and Tanjung Pelepas.
Economic forecasts indicate strong momentum of trade growth in this region. According to IMF’s World Economic Outlook report published in April 2015, the ASEAN economy looks set to grow by 5.2% and 5.3% respectively in 2015 and 2016, supassing its performance of 4.6% last year. Besides, the statistics of Vietnam’s General Statistics Office show that its economic growth reached 6.03% in the first quarter of 2015, the highest first quarter performance during the past five years. The positive indicators support expectation of steady cargo growth within intra-Asia trade.