The Philippines has now a new direct service, known as Thailand Philippines Straits Service, connecting the key ports of Thailand, Philippines and Singapore. Singapore´s PIL is providing a strong connection among the key Southeast Asian countries of Philippines, Thailand and Singapore.
The new service will commence on 15 February 2023 from Manila, Philippines, and it will be served by a consortium of vessels with an average capacity of 750 TEUs, jointly deployed by Pacific International Lines (PIL) and Iris Lines.
The ports of call for the TPS service are: Bangkok – Laem Chabang – Manila – Singapore – Bangkok.
The introduction of this new service is part of PIL´s ongoing drive to enhance its coverage in Asia, and the dedication to strengthen the company´s linkages with Asia’s numerous ports.
Mr Surendran Mathilagath, General Manager, Intra-Asia Services, PIL, said, “By adding this new TPS service, we are providing a strong connection among the key Southeast Asian countries of Philippines, Thailand and Singapore. This would significantly raise our competitiveness in Asia, enabling us to offer competitive solutions and transit times within Southeast Asia, as well as to the rest of our global network. This is in line with PIL’s commitment to deliver connectivity and value to our customers worldwide.”
Incorporated in 1967, Pacific International Lines (PIL) is one of the largest carriers in Southeast Asia and 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 with a focus on China, Asia, Africa, Middle East, Latin America and Oceania.
In October 2022 the company due to its 55th anniversary has committing S$2 million in financial contributions to community, and charitable causes in Singapore.