TAIPEI, Taiwan — Evergreen Line is launching a new ocean route from Northern China to Jakarta called the HBI service.
The company noted that Indonesia has a population of more than 200 million people and was the largest consuming market in South East Asia. “The rich and abundant natural resources there make the country a major worldwide supplier of raw materials,” said a company spokesperson, adding: “During the past five years, the economic growth rate reached an average of 5-6%. Even during the global economic crisis in 2009, this trade still enjoyed 4.5% if impressive performance.”
Due to the prosperous trade and economy development of the Asian emerging market, Evergreen Line’s says the new weekly HBI service will add needed capacity. The carrier will deploy three containerships of 1700-TEU and one of 2000-TEU vessel. The calling ports will be as follows: Xingang -Dalian – Qingdao – Hong Kong -Shekou- Jakarta- Hong Kong – Kaohsiung – Shanghai -Xingang.