APL starts Vietnam-US West Coast container services on June 4

May 18, 2009. APL will start a new weekly direct container shipping service linking Vietnam and the US West Coast, according to American Shipper.

Previously, Vietnam’s exporters had to rely on small feeder vessels to connect with larger ships to gain access to overseas consumer markets, such as the United States. The first departure of the APL-operated service on June 4 will directly link Vietnam’s exporters to the carrier’s transpacific routes.

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