CU Lines, Global Feeder Shipping and Emirates Shipping Line will launch a service called Vietnam Gulf express (VGX) / Vietnam Gulf India (VGI) in January 2022 to directly connect Vietnam, Thailand and the Middle East.
The three container lines will deploy five 1,900 – 2,100 TEU vessels to serve VGX/VGI, with the maiden voyage being scheduled to depart the Vietnamese port of Ho Chi Minh on 17 January 2022 with the 2006-built GFS Pearl.
“With streamlined calling, this service features faster delivery in the market,” said the Shanghai-based shipping company CULines in a statement.
The rotation of VGX/VGI service, which is projected to take 35 days, will be as follows:
Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam) – Laem Chabang (Thailand) – Port Klang (Malaysia) – Sohar (Oman) – Jebel Ali (United Arab Emirates) – Nhava Sheva (India) – Port Klang – Ho Chi Minh