TS Lines has announced its plan to adjust its South China-Philippines connection by revising its current ‘China Philippines Express’ service (CPX) that serves the two countries (See details). It will organize a butterfly service that will continue to offer the same port coverage albeit with an adjusted port call sequence. It will be marketed as ‘Manila Bay Express’ + ‘China Philippine Expres’ service (MBX + CPX).
The ‘MBX + CPX’ service will successively call at Shantou, Xiamen, Hong Kong, Nansha, Shekou, Manila (N + S), Nansha, Shekou, Hong Kong, Manila (N + S), Shantou. The butterfly patterned service will turn in three weeks using three ships of 1,700 teu with the first effective schedule is scheduled to start on 20 March from Shantou.
The revision is expected to provide TS Lines with ample transit and buffer time to offer a more reliable service.
(Source : Press release / Alphaliner)