News Release

Friday, 12 December 2014

MOL Improves West Asia services: Enhancement of the “SMX” and New “TCX” Service


MOL Liner Ltd. (MOL) today announced the enhancement of their Asia to Chennai service network by developing a new partnership for the “SMX” (Southeast Asia to Chennai service), as well as the introduction of a new service loop named “TCX” (Thailand Chennai service), which will be in cooperation with Xpress Feeder (“Xpress”) and NYK. The enhancement will provide a more comprehensive coverage for the Asia-Chennai corridor offering increased sailing frequency to MOL’s customers.

 

The new “SMX” partnership will consist of NYK and Xpress as new vessel providers, along with Regional Container Lines (“RCL”) who is currently an existing member of the “SMX” service. The new “SMX” is an innovative service with a four-ship rotation, providing coverage from Laem Chabang, Singapore and Port Kelang (both West and North port) to Chennai, while further expanding MOL’s dedicated coverage to include Visakhapatnam.

 

The new “TCX” service, which is operated by Xpress and NYK, will contribute directly towards MOL’s “SMX” service as an additional loop for improved frequency and transit time to Chennai. The new service will run between Laem Chabang, Singapore and Port Kelang North Port en route to Chennai.

 

With the launch of the new “SMX” and “TCX” products in January 2015, MOL expects significant improvements toward the overall transit time for Chennai and Visakhapatnam destined cargos. With said improvements of the Asia-Chennai service network, MOL will continue to provide high-quality services and extensive port coverage to cater to diverse customer requirements in this trade lane.

 

The new rotation of the “SMX” and “TCX” are as follows:

 

1.    SMX

New rotation

 

ETA

ETD

Laem Chabang

SAT

14:00

SUN

22:00

Singapore

WED

11:00

THUR

11:00

Port Kelang W

FRI

14:00

SAT

4:00

Port Kelang N

SAT

13:00

SUN

13:00

Chennai

THUR

6:00

FRI

16:00

Visakhapatnam

SAT

18:00

SUN

20:00

Penang

FRI

11:00

SAT

11:00

Port Kelang W

SUN

8:00

SUN

20:00

Port Kelang N

MON

0:00

MON

12:00

Singapore

TUE

9:00

WED

9:00

Laem Chabang

SAT

14:00

SUN

22:00

 

T/R: 28 days (1 ship by MOL operation, 1 ship by RCL operation, 1 ship by NYK   operation, 1 ship by XPress operation)

 

Commencement of new schedule

TBA by Xpress, ETA Singapore, Effective January 7, 2015


 

2. TCX

New rotation

ETA

ETD

Laem Chabang

Wed

00:01

WED

22:00

Singapore

Sat

09:00

SUN

07:00

Port Kelang N

MON

00:01

MON

10:00

Chennai

SAT

00:01

SUN

00:01

Port Kelang N

THUR

09:00

FRI

09:00

Singapore

SAT

06:00

SUN

06:00

Laem Chabang

WED

00:01

WED

22:00

 

T/R: 21 days (1 ship by Xpress operation, 2 ships by NYK operation)

 

Commencement of new schedule 

Hansa Magdeburg 018W, ETA Laem Chabang, Effective January 7, 2015