APL has announced a revised port rotation for Gulf Asia Express 2 (GA2), which will allow access to the Taiwan trade through Kaoshiung and Taipei.
Imports will be handled at Kaoshiung while both Kaoshiung and Taipei will handle export cargo. With the addition of Vung Tau port call, GA2 also offers direct access to Vietnam from Middle East. In addition, GA2 will form a pendulum service with South China Loop 8 (SC8) under Trans-Pacific services.
Revised GA2 port rotation
Shanghai - Ningbo - Shanghai - Taipei - Shekou - Tanjung Pelepas - Port Klang - Jebel Ali - Umm Qasr - Jebel Ali - Port Klang - Vung Tau - Hong Kong - Kaohsiung - Taipei - Shanghai (continues on South China Loop 8 (SC8) under Trans-Pacific services)
Effective voyage for revised port rotation: Ever Shine ETA Shanghai 22 April 2020 (First voyage to omit Kaoshiung with change of rotation to call Shanghai first instead of Ningbo)