APL enhances Asia–Latin America network with new Quetzal Express Service
APL has announced the launch of the Quetzal Express (QEX) service, a new weekly service that directly connects the key markets of China, Mexico and West Coast South America.
The QEX service promises the industry’s fastest transit time of 22 days from South China to Mexico. It is also the only service that offers a direct connection from Taiwan, Central and South China to Puerto, Quetzal and Guayaquil, the company announces in its press release.
The QEX service will commence sailing from Kaohsiung on 6 April with the following port rotation:
Kaohsiung – Shekou – Hong Kong – Ningbo – Shanghai – Manzanillo, MX – Lazaro Cardenas – Puerto Quetzal – Buenaventura – Guayaquil – Callao – Manzanillo, MX – Busan – Kaohsiung
Together with the Condor Express (CDX), Falcon Express (FCX) and Caracara Express (CRX) services that APL recently introduced, as well as the Asia Caribbean Express (ACE) service that provides an Asia-Caribbean direct connection, APL’s expanded Asia-Latin America network will offer a more extensive service coverage across the major economies of Asia and Latin America.
APL is one of the world’s leading ocean carriers, providing world-class container shipping and terminal services, as well as intermodal operations supported by leading-edge IT and e-commerce.APL offers transcontinental cargo shipping across Asia, North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and Australia through more than 120 services calling ports in over 70 countries worldwide. APL is part of the CMA CGM Group, a leading worldwide shipping group founded in 1978 by Jacques R. Saadé and now headed by Rodolphe Saadé.