APL adds Beirut and Iskenderun port calls to BEX service


Singapore’s APL, recently acquired by French shipping giant CMA CGM, has extended its Bosphorus Express (BEX) to add calls at Beirut and Iskenderun, extending coverage of the Mediterranean and Europe starting July 27.

 “APL is expanding our presence in the Asia Mediterranean/Europe trade lane where we currently offer seven services that connect Asia to the Mediterranean and Europe,” said APL chief trade officer Calvin Leong.

“With the two new port additions to the BEX, we will markedly improve coverage of the eastern Mediterranean to meet our customers’ growing needs,” he said.

With the new port calls, the BEX will call the ports of Kwangyang, Busan, Yangshan, Ningbo, Shenzhen-Chiwan, Port Klang, Port Said West, Beirut, Iskenderun, Izmit, Istanbul, Constanta and Odessa.