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APL announced the launch of a new Red Sea Express 2 (RE2) Service. Directly linking China to the Red Sea ports of Jeddah, Sokhna and Aqaba, the new RE2 Service expands APL’s Asia-Middle East service network to meet its customers’ growing shipping needs.

Designed to enable fast connections between Asia and the Middle East, the RE2 Service offers competitive transit times to Jeddah, Sokhna and Aqaba. Serving the Shanghai and Ningbo export market with additional shipment booking cutoff times, the RE2 Service complements the APL Red Sea Express (REX) Service and provides an alternative choice for customers to tap on the China market.

The new RE2 Service will call the ports of Shanghai, Ningbo, Kaohsiung, Shekou, Port Klang, Jeddah, Sokhna, Aqaba, Djibouti and Singapore. The service will commence its first sailing from Shanghai on 14 November 2016.

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