APL Launches New U.S.-Flagged Guam Saipan Express
APL today introduced a new fortnightly U.S.-flagged service to Guam and Saipan. The Guam Saipan Express (GSX) will connect with APL’s weekly U.S.-flagged Eagle Express service (EX1) in Yokohama, giving Guam and Saipan shippers an alternative for shipping from the U.S. mainland.
Apart from facilitating cargo shipments from the U.S. mainland, where about 75% of Guam’s inbound freight originates, GSX’s connection in Yokohama allows Guam and Saipan shippers to tap into APL’s global service network for freight to and from many parts of the world.
“We are excited about this new addition to APL’s global service network. We are confident that our services, backed by our track record and familiarity with Guam’s operating environment, will serve both the U.S. government and local businesses well,” said APL President, Kenneth Glenn. “The GSX service will also provide new opportunities for global shippers to expand their business to Guam and Saipan.”
A dedicated APL vessel of 1,100 TEU will service the route. The GSX service is scheduled for weekend arrivals for ready cargo availability on Monday mornings in both Guam and Saipan. APL assured shippers that they will be supported by a dedicated Guam support team.
The port rotation of GSX will be: Yokohama - Saipan - Guam – Yokohama. The first sailing of the new GSX service is expected to depart Yokohama on 24 November 2015.
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