3 Feb, 2023 by Camille Bello
SINGAPORE – IRIS Lines, Royal Cargo’s shipping line, announced the successful completion of the joint service agreement with Pacific International Lines (PIL) on Thursday, February 2, 2023.
The joint service would connect the Philippines to Singapore and Thailand with its Intra-Asia service. The agreement was signed by Capt. Igal Dafni from IRIS Lines and Tonnie Lim – Chief Trades Officer from PIL.
According to IRIS Lines’ Managing Director, Capt. Igal Dafni, the new Intra-Asia service, is currently the only Philippine-Singapore-Thailand fixed weekly service calling Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI) and will start sailing on February 16, 2023.
The new intra-Asia service will call every week at the following terminals:
· Manila: arrives every Wednesday and departs every Thursday at Asian Terminals, Inc.
· Singapore: arrives every Monday at the Port of Singapore Authority (PSA)
· Bangkok: arrives every Thursday at Thai Connectivity Terminal (TCT)
· Laem Chabang: arrives every Friday at Eastern Sea Laem Cha Bang Co., Ltd. (ESCO)
Through the formation of this partnership, IRIS Lines and PIL are confident that the business will be best positioned to cater to the sophisticated needs of the Philippine exporters and hence capture the growth opportunities in Singapore and Thailand.
About IRIS Lines
IRIS Lines, Inc., formerly IRIS Logistics, Inc., is the shipping division of the Royal Cargo Group. IRIS Lines engages in domestic and international maritime and transport services.
IRIS Lines’ main goal is to promote the participation of Philippine-owned carriers in the ASEAN trade lane and to increase the competitiveness of Philippine exporters and importers.
About Pacific International Lines (PIL)
Incorporated in 1967, Pacific International Lines (PIL) is ranked 12th among the world’s top container shipping lines. From a modest ship-owner in Singapore, PIL has developed into a global carrier focusing on China, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, South America, and Oceania. Together with its sister companies, Mariana Express Lines (MELL) and Malaysia Shipping Corporation, PIL serves customers at over 500 locations in more than 90 countries worldwide with a fleet of around 100 container and multi-purpose vessels.