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Zhonggu Logistics ventures into overseas markets

Chinese domestic container shipping operator Zhonggu Logistics is expanding its footprint to the overseas market for the first time by introducing a new Southeast Asia service.

The new service, which started on March 20, will connect Shanghai, Ningbo and Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam.

The company will deploy 1,912 teu boxships, Zhong Gu Dong Hai and Zhong Gu Huang Hai, for the new service.

Zhonggu Logistics recently finalised orders for its major newbuilding program consisting of eighteen 4,600 teu boxships which will be built in Yangzijiang Shipbuilding and China Merchants Jinling Shipyard.

Alphaliner data shows Zhonggu Logistics operates a fleet of 116 ships with a total capacity of 171,459 teu, making it the largest domestic containerline in China.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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