Hong Kong-based Gold Star Line says it is responding positively to strong demand for its recently launched GCX service which connects China with ports in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Middle East and South East Asia.
The service which launched late last year, is the first in a number to be introduced this year by GSL as they look to strengthen their Intra Asia offering and extend into the Middle East and Africa.
“We see many opportunities in the Intra Asia sector and the new GCX service was introduced to meet growing demand from our customers for services linking China with South Asia and the Middle East,” said Danny Hoffmann, Managing Director of Gold Star Line.
Mr Hoffmann also mentioned that China’s Belt and Road initiative had also had a positive impact on trade with South Asian countries.
“We have seen a significant increase in demand to Indian Sub-Continent areas which is a direct result of investment by Chinese, Korean and Japanese companies,” he added.
The GCX service which operates with six vessels of 6500 TEUs on a weekly basis calling at Xingang – Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Shekou – Da Chan Bay – Port Kelang – Colombo -Karachi – Jebel Ali – Colombo – Port Kelang – Singapore – Xingang, have improved our network significantly in the region solving many customer demands.
Established in 1958, Gold Star Line is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.