APL strengthens Asia-Europe Service

A new service connects the markets of India and Pakistan to major ports in Europe

APL strengthens Asia-Europe Service

APL has recently launched a new weekly service – the India Pakistan Europe (IPE) Service, directly connecting the key South Asian markets of India and Pakistan to major ports in Europe. The new IPE service builds on APL’s strong market presence and local expertise in India and Pakistan to enhance its Asia-Europe service offerings.

“Europe is a premier trading partner and a major export market of South Asian countries. It is opportune that we expand our service coverage in Asia-Europe through the new IPE service. As APL offers market connectivity, our priorities are also to provide reliable and timely cargo shipments across all regions,” said Eric Eng, APL Head of Asia Europe Trade.

With fast transit times from India and Pakistan to North Europe, the IPE service will call the ports of Port Qasim, Nhava Sheva, Hazira, Mundra, Jeddah, Djibouti, Southampton, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Felixstowe and Le Havre.

First sailing of the IPE Eastbound service will commence on 1 October 2016 from Southampton. First sailing of the Westbound service will commence on 4 October 2016 from Port Qasim.

APL is one of the world’s leading ocean carriers. The offers transcontinental cargo shipping across Asia, North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and Australia through more than 80 weekly services calling at 160 ports worldwide. APL, part of the CMA CGM Group, is a leading worldwide shipping group founded in 1978 by Jacques R. Saadé.