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Ocean Network Express Unveils Asia Pacific 1 (AP1) Service, Enhancing Transpacific Network

Singapore, 15th February 2024 - Ocean Network Express (ONE) is pleased to announce the launch of the Asia Pacific 1 (AP1) service, a new route connecting Asia and the U.S. West Coast.

Due to sustained growth of USA import volumes from Asia to the U.S West Coast, ONE is introducing the AP1 service to enhance its service offering to better serve our customer’s needs. Through this strategic initiative, ONE aims to strengthen its foothold in the transpacific market by expanding its coverage to the existing network.

The AP1 service introduces direct routes from Taipei and Shekou to the U.S. West Coast, enhancing our overall service network. The return leg of this service boasts a rapid transit from the U.S. West Coast back to Vietnam, with an expected transit time of 19 days to Haiphong and 22 days to Cai Mep.

Yu Kurimoto, Managing Director of ONE, emphasises the significance of the transpacific market in ONE’s global network, stating, "The introduction of the AP1 service underscores ONE's unwavering commitment to this crucial trade lane. Complementing our existing product mix, we are dedicated to delivering outstanding, reliable, and holistic services." 

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Subject to applicable regulatory clearance, the inaugural sailing for AP1 service is expected to commence in late Spring, around April or May, with specific details to be announced soon.

Port rotation:
Haiphong – Cai Mep – Shekou – Xiamen – Taipei – Ningbo – Shanghai – Los Angeles – Oakland – Shekou – Haiphong

AP1 service map

About Ocean Network Express (ONE)
Ocean Network Express (ONE) was incepted on July 7, 2017 following the liner service integrations of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” LINE), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK). The new entity functions from its global headquarter in Singapore, supported by regional headquarters in Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Kingdom, the United States and Brazil. Operating more than 230 vessels, it offers an expeditious and a reliable international network of over 180 services to 120 countries and beyond. ONE is the world’s sixth largest container carrier with a fleet size of approximately 1.8 million TEU. ONE is a member of THE Alliance (THEA), a global ocean carrier consortium.
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