- Gold Star Line’s new GCX service is first phase in carrier’s expansion into South Asia and Middle East markets
There has been strong demand for Gold Star Line Ltd.’s recently launched GCX service, which connects China with ports in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Middle East and South East Asia.
The service, which launched late last year, is the first in a number to be introduced this year by GSL, as they look to strengthen their Intra-Asia offering and extend into the Middle East and Africa.
“We see many opportunities in the Intra-Asia sector and the new GCX service was introduced to meet growing demand from our customers for services linking China with South Asia and the Middle East,” said Gold Star Line Managing Director Danny Hoffmann.
Hoffmann also mentioned that China’s Belt and Road initiative had also had a positive impact on trade with South Asian countries.
“We have seen a significant increase in demand to Indian Sub-Continent areas which is a direct result of investment by Chinese, Korean and Japanese companies,” he added.
The GCX service which operates with six vessels of 6500 TEUs on a weekly basis calling at Xingang - Qingdao - Shanghai - Ningbo - Shekou - Da Chan Bay - Port Klang - Colombo - Karachi - Jebel Ali - Colombo - Port Klang - Singapore – Xingang, have improved the network significantly in the region, solving many customer demands.
Founded in 1958 and celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2018, Gold Star Line offers a sense of stability in an industry that never ceases to evolve. Gold Star Line understands customers’ needs and is prepared for the shifts that naturally occur in the global economy. Its team of professionals are ready to provide the best possible services that will help customers meet their growing needs of a one-stop solution.
The company’s goals are to continue to provide excellent customer support, to expand its services within intra-Asia and develop a relationship with the vast growing continent of Africa. Gold Star Line looks forward to consistently providing existing clients with an exemplary level of support and simultaneously grow its customer base.
The future of shipping is ever expanding and evolving and Gold Star Line is poised to improve its service structure, reliability and build a strong customer confidence in coming years which will be its identity in the complex shipping world. In 2018, marking its 60th year, Gold Star Line will bring in a new look to its website, which will be more customer-friendly, comprising advanced technology to resolve customer requirements in one click.