Date: 25/06/2024

MSC upgrades Bengal and Kaguya services and unveils Saola service for Central China-Vietnam shipping

MSC has announced the enhancement of the Bengal service, to establish direct connections between China and Bangladesh, strengthening its position in the market. The upgraded Bengal service will feature a transit time of 10 days from Shanghai to Chattogram.
Additionally, it is launching a new standalone service named Saola, offering direct connections between Central China and Vietnam, with competitive transit time.
Furthermore, the Kaguya service will be improved to significantly benefit long-haul cargo to and from Japan with a connection via Busan.
Designed to provide more efficient and reliable shipping services, the first sailings will be as follows:
* Bengal: MSC Chaewon Voyage SX428A - ETA Qingdao July 8, 2024
* Saola: MSC Vigour Voyage HS428A - ETA Shanghai July 10, 2024
* Kaguya: MSC Lilou III Voyage HG429A - ETA Busan July 20, 2024
The full rotations are: 
Bengal service - Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Chattogram – Singapore – Tanjung Pelepas – Qingdao
Saola service - Shanghai – Ningbo – Haiphong – Ho Chi Minh City – Vung Tau – Shanghai
Kaguya service - Kobe – Osaka – Hakata – Busan – Kobe
Source: Exim News Service: Geneva, June 24