Singapore: Containerline Orient Express Lines (OEL) is looking at entering the Indonesian and Philippine trades. The ceo of the firm, Biju Oommen, told our sister site, Maritime CEO, today: “The Indonesia and Philippine trades are being studied carefully, as there are opportunities considering the growing container volumes.” Any entrance into these trades would be done as a joint service, he said, much like it did this April when it launched a new service to Vietnam with Taiwan’s Yang Ming.
Part of Transworld Group Singapore, OEL provides a network of container feeder services, through its fleet of owned and chartered container vessels, linking transhipment ports in Singapore and Malaysia with the Indian Sub-Continent.
OEL’s fleet stands at ten vessels at the moment, five owned and five on charter.
The full interview can be accessed here. [11/07/14]