Evergreen Line has launched a weekly Thailand-Malaysia-Indonesia (TMI) service from 16 March to enhance its Southeast Asia service network and replace the existing Indonesia-Malaysia (IS1) service.
The inauguration of the TMI service is in line with the increased demand to serve the domestic consuming markets of Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia and to focus on their growing exports of natural resources.
The TMI service is an expansion of the previous IS1 service extending its calls to Bangkok and Laem Chabang in Thailand. One existing containership of 900-TEU plus an additional 820-TEU vessel is being deployed in the service with the following port rotation:
Bangkok - Laem Chabang - Port Klang - Tanjung Pelepas - Jakarta - Tanjung Pelepas - Bangkok
The latest service is on top of its recent announcement of a new ocean route from Northern China to Jakarta, which is called the HBI service, to provide prompt and convenient service between the regions.
The company noted that Indonesia has a population of more than 200 million people and was the largest consuming market in South East Asia. “The rich and abundant natural resources there make the country a major worldwide supplier of raw materials,” said a company spokesperson, adding: “During the past five years, the economic growth rate reached an average of 5%-6%. Even during the global economic crisis in 2009, this trade still enjoyed 4.5% impressive performance.”
Due to the prosperous trade and economy development of the Asian emerging market, Evergreen Line’s new weekly HBI service will add needed capacity. The carrier will deploy three containerships of 1700-TEU and one of 2000-TEU vessel. The calling ports will be as follows: Xingang –Dalian - Qingdao - Hong Kong –Shekou- Jakarta- Hong Kong – Kaohsiung - Shanghai –Xingang