RCL Appoints New Partner For Its RBC Service
News: Thailand-based shipping company Regional Container Lines (RCL) has revealed that Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Line (CL) will be replaced by Taiwan's Cheng Lie Navigation Company (CNC Line) as its partner in the RBC service. The RBC service offers connectivity between China, Thailand and Vietnam. The RBC port rotation is Shanghai and Ningbo, China; Laem Chabang, Thailand; Port Authority of Thailand; Laem Chabang; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and Ningbo. The new partnership was scheduled to start from the Port Authority of Thailand on the northbound voyage to Ho Chi Minh City, Ningbo and Shanghai on June 9. CNC Line will contribute the vessel, Kuo Chang, with 1,120 twenty-foot equivalent units. This vessel will replace CL's Victoria Trader. CL will continue to operate as a slot buyer on the RBC service after the change of partners.