Wan Hai Lines plans direct services from Taiwan to Cambodia

Wan Hai Lines is planning to launch direct shipping services to Cambodia from September 21, under the Taiwan government’s "New Southbound" initiative. It is upbeat about an increase in shipping volume under the initiative aimed at ASEAN facing declined returns in mainland China. It will be Wan Hai's first direct shipping services.

The new service will start from Shekou in China every Thursday and will sail to Hong Kong, Bangkok and Laem Chabang in Thailand, then on to Sihanoukville in Cambodia before returning to Shekou. The new route is coded the South China-Thailand-Cambodia (CTK) service, Wan Hai said.

The company said it will use two 1,000 TEU vessels on the new weekly service with each journey taking 14 days.