Pacific International Lines (PTE) Ltd News

PIL announces the return of direct service between Singapore, Reunion, Tamatave and Mozambique (MZS)

PIL announces that it is resuming its direct Mozambique Service from 29 July 2021, offering customers a direct connection from Singapore to Reunion, Tamatave, and Mozambique. The enhanced service is part of the Company’s continuous effort to strengthen its service offerings to the Eastern and Southern African market. Madagascar and Mozambique cargo which previously relied on transshipment at Mombasa, Kenya, can enjoy the comprehensive service with better schedule reliability and shorter...

PIL announces new schedule of CTS and CT2 services

In line with PIL's Intra-Asia network enhancement, it announces two new weekly services directly connecting South China to Thailand - China Thailand Service (CTS) & China Thailand Service 2 (CT2). It will be affected through slot arrangements with Mariana Express Lines (MELL) and Regional Container Lines (RCL), effective from June 2021. time-sensitive reefer cargoes These products will also enhance its connectivity between WCSA and Thailand, providing a more competitive service to PIL's c...

PIL appointed Goh Chung Hun General Manager, Fleet Division

Pacific International Lines (PIL) has appointed Mr. Goh Chung Hun as General Manager, Fleet Division, effective from 1st February 2021. Mr. Goh succeeds Captain R.S. Minhas from 15th February 2021. Mr. Goh will be overseeing the management of PIL's fleet, including technical, marine operations, safety, and crewing at PIL. Work experience Mr. Goh brings with him almost 30 years of fleet management, technical, marine operations, and seafaring experience. Before joining PIL, he was Director (Shi...

PIL announces restructuring of Mozambique service

As part of its continuous efforts to enhance network efficiency and serve its customers better, PIL announces the following enhancement to our existing Mozambique Service (MZS). With effect from 16 October, all Tamatave / Mozambique cargo from Dalian will be loaded on its weekly East Africa Service (EAS) and will be transhipped at Mombasa onto its dedicated Mozambique Feeder (MZF). The EAS vessels call: Dalian - Qingdao - Shanghai - Ningbo - Nansha - Singapore - Mombasa - Dar es Salam - Sin...

PIL launches new India Service - China India express (CIX)

PIL announces the launch of its new India service – China India Express (CIX) with effect from June 2020. This new service will provide a direct service from Tianjin and Qingdao in North China and Kaohsiung into India West Coast and Sri Lanka, calling Nhava Sheva, Mundra, and Colombo. Rotation of CIX Tianjin - Qingdao - Kaohsiung - Singapore - Port Klang (West) - Nhava Sheva - Mundra - Colombo - Port Klang (West) - Singapore - Tianjin Maiden Voyage: TXG, 5th Jun 2020 Service highl...

PIL announces enhancement of West Africa Services

In continuous efforts to serve customers better, PIL highlights the enhancement in its West Africa weekly services that feature one of the fastest transit times to Tema, Onne & Tincan in the market as well as improved schedule reliability with 15 vessels deployed. SWS Features  South West Africa (SWS) Service, the new features are: Provide the fastest transit from China's main ports direct to Tema, Ghana. Offer one of the fastest transit times from China's main ports to Onne,...

PIL announces enhancement of East Africa Services

PIL announces that its independently run weekly East Africa Service (EAS) will operate with 9 PIL vessels. Commencing from 15th May 2020, this service will introduce a direct call from Dalian to East Africa, with full rotation as follows: Dalian- Qingdao - Shanghai - Ningbo - Nansha - Singapore - Mombasa - Dar-es-Salam - Singapore - Nansha - Dalian PIL's Independent EAS service will replace the current joint service operated with Cosco and our East Africa 2 (EA2) service will cease.

Neptune Pacific Line acquires Pacific Direct Line

Neptune Pacific Line (Neptune) announced it has acquired Pacific Direct Line (PDL) from PDL’s parent holding company, Pacific International Lines (PIL). The combined business will seamlessly link transport, warehousing, depots, and customs clearance services and fully integrate customers’ supply chains across 18 South Pacific markets. The acquisition of PDL will strengthen Neptune’s Melanesian and Polynesian network, provide a link to Micronesia and the French territories, and...

PIL appoints Kwa Wee Keng as new Executive Director of Finance Division

The Board of Directors of Pacific International Lines (Private) Limited (“PIL”) announces that Mr. Kwa Wee Keng is appointed Executive Director – Finance Division of PIL with effect from 15 February 2020. He is responsible for PIL Group’s finance and treasury activities. Kwa Wee Keng Wee Keng graduated with B. Acc (Hons) and a Master’s degree in accountancy from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He also holds an MBA with Distinction from The University...

PIL to exit Transpacific market to focus on North-South trade

As part of Pacific International Lines’ (PIL) continuous effort to optimise its network efficiency, the company will be withdrawing its services from the Transpacific market. As a result of this service re-alignment, PIL’s last Transpacific sailing will be in March 2020. Strategic decision The Company has taken this decision as part of a wider strategic review of its business. Henceforth, PIL will focus on further strengthening its position in the North-South Trade such as Africa,...

PIL upgrades service route on Redsea Gulf Service and Intra-Redsea Feeder 5

PIL announces the following enhancements to the existing Redsea Gulf Service (RGS) and Intra-Redsea Feeder 5 (IR5). These upgrades are made following the suspension of the Intra-Redsea Feeder (IRF) route with effect from December 2019. Redsea Gulf Service For RGS, a weekly Berbera call will be inserted with effect from Kota Karim 0164W/E ETA Mundra 07 December. The rotation of the new RGS is as follows: Mundra – Karachi – Jebel Ali – Djibouti – Jeddah – Berber...

PIL’s fleet attains Environmental Ship Index (ESI) certification

Pacific International Lines (PIL), Singapore’s containership operator, has successfully attained Environmental Ship Index (ESI) certification for its fleet comprising of half a million TEUs. This is a major milestone for the Singaporean shipowner ahead of the transition towards the Global Sulphur Cap 2020 from 1 January 2020. ESI certification To qualify for certification, vessels have to demonstrate that their emission levels are below what is allowed by IMO ESI certification is an on...

Pacific International Lines is proud to be part of Singapore’s 54th birthday celebrations

Pacific International Lines (PIL), Singapore’s containership operator, is proud to be part of Singapore’s 54th birthday celebrations by sponsoring 102 20-foot GP containers for the 2019 National Day Parade (NDP). The 102 containers will be used for delivery of goods from different vendors to the parade venue at the Padang, and ensuring the safe storage of NDP props and NDP fun packs. Home-grown shipping line Mr Teo Siong Seng, Executive Chairman and MD of PIL said: “PIL is h...

PIL upgrades Southeast Asia - Australia Services

To better serve the customers and meet the changing needs of the market, PIL announces improvements to its Southeast Asia to Australia services. Its current Australia-Asia Alliance Service 1 and 2 (AA1 & AA2) will be upgraded to offer more competitive transit times and better port connections. Enhanced AA1 and AA2 services The enhanced AA1 and AA2 services will cover all major ports in Australia with effect from early August. Port rotations are as follows: AA1 Laem Chabang – Si...

Pacific International Lines launch two new India services - China India Service (CIS) and China Pakistan Service (CPS)

Pacific International Lines Pvt. Ltd is pleased to announce the launch of 2 new India services – China India Service (CIS) and China Pakistan Service (CPS), with effect from August 2019. These new services will provide enhanced direct service between Central/Southern China and India, Pakistan & Sri Lanka, calling Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Karachi (SAPT & Port Qasim), and Colombo. Rotation of CIS SHANGHAI – NINGBO –SHEKOU – NANSHA – SINGAPORE – PORT KLANG...

Global eTrade Services adds Pacific International Lines on CALISTA™

Global eTrade Services (GeTS), a global trade platform company and a subsidiary of CrimsonLogic (a provider of digital solutions, products, and services) announced the addition of Pacific International Lines (PIL) – the world’s top 10th containership operator on CALISTA™, an interoperable, neutral and trusted platform that enables supply chain orchestration across the world. Benefits of intermodal connectivity PIL will leverage the innovative supply chain orchestration platfo...

Maritime innovation lab e-BL showcase

PIL is honoured to be present at MPA’s Maritime Innovation Lab launch on 9 April 2019, at PSA Vista. The launch of the innovation lab was held in conjunction with Singapore Maritime Week and the event was graced by Guest of Honour Dr. Lam Pin Min. Many industry players, startups, and maritime personnel were gathered to share knowledge and explore future collaborations within maritime. e-BL blockchain project PIL formed part of the exhibition team and together with IBM showcased their el...

PIL and IBM collaborate to trial Lunar New Year delivery using IBM Blockchain Platform

Pacific International Lines (“PIL”) has used an electronic Bill of Lading (e-BL) built on the IBM Blockchain Platform in a successful real-time pilot tracking shipment of mandarin oranges from China for the Lunar New Year celebrations. The trial produced a reduction in the administrative process of transferring the title deed from 5-7 days to just one second Reduces administration With the use of IBM Blockchain-powered e-BL, the trial has produced a significant reduction in the ad...

PIL updates change in office location in Kuching

PIL informed that Pacific Selatan Agency Sdn Bhd Kuching Branch has relocated to a new office and has begun operations at the new premises with effect from 3 December 2018. Kindly refer to the below for the new address and contact numbers: Address CITY SQUARE1st Floor, Sublot No. 71 & 72 (Survey Lot No. 11195 & 11196)Kwong Lee Bank Road, Kuching 93450 KUCHING Contact numbers 082-266178 082-266179 082-266180 082-266181 (FAX) Please continue to extend support to Pacific Selatan...

Minister Chan Chun Sing and Ms. Mary Liew visit Kota Pekarang

Pacific International Lines (PIL) hosted a vessel visit of the Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office and the Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) Chan Chun Sing and NTUC President and Singapore Maritime Officers' Union head MaryLiew onboard Kota Pekarang on 2 April 2018. Latest vessel equipment Kota Pekarang is a new 11,923-TEU container vessel plying the Red Sea service from Asia to the Middle East. PIL Executive Chairman & Managing Director Mr. SS Teo,...

PIL boosts two Far East - Red Sea routes

Pacific International Lines (PIL) announces two upgraded weekly services on the Far East – Red Sea service route. Done in collaboration with Ocean Alliance, the routes named RSS and RES will commence operations in March 2018, superseding the current three services RSS, RS3, and RS5. The route will be operated with a series of 17 x 11,000 to 14,000TEU vessels including its latest newbuilds, the 11,923TEU P Class in the service. Red sea service PIL's existing fleet of feeders operating in...

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