Regional Container Lines expands services to Colombo

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Effective 1 March, RCL has announced that it will offer a new RPI Westbound / Eastbound service, making double calls at Colombo to cater to the growing markets in

Sri Lanka.

Founded in 1979, RCL is a Thai based container shipping line which was public listed on the Thai Stock Exchange since 1988.  Its core business is in the carriage of Shipper owned containers (or SOC) and its own Carrier owned containers (or COC) within a service network that is fully Asia centric.  RCL currently owns and operates a fleet of 43 vessels with sizes ranging between 500 TEUs to 2732 TEUs, with a fleet of 79,854 TEUs to support its own COC carriage as well.  It also operates a network of 59 offices made up of both owned and agency offices to support its service structure.  RCL is today recognised as amongst the leading SOC and Intra Asia COC operators by both peers and customers alike

RCL is represented in Sri Lanka by Delmege Forsyth & Co. (Shipping) Ltd., one of the oldest shipping agencies in Sri Lanka with a long and illustrious history in the sphere of Shipping Agency business.

The new RPI (RCL Pakistan India) Westbound service will call Colombo (JCT) every Tuesday enroute to Nhava Sheva (JNPT) and Karachi (PICT) on a fixed day service, while the eastbound service will call Colombo (JCT) every Friday enroute to Port Klang and Singapore on a fixed day service. RCL’s current RKI (RCL Korea India) Eastbound service calls Colombo (JCT) every Sunday enroute to Port Klang, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Ningbo.

With these 3 weekly services calling Colombo, RCL will be accepting Import and Export cargos  from and to all ports of Australia, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Philippines Indonesia, Hong Kong Singapore, Malaysia, India and Pakistan RCL will also be offering slots for SOC containers to the Mainline and NVOCC customers from and to Karachi, Nhava Sheva, Port Klang and Singapore for local and transshipment cargos on these sailings via Colombo.