Lykes Lines has launched a weekly service between Asia and the Mediterranean. The service will offer transit times including 18 days from Singapore to Barcelona and 19 days from Genoa to Port Kelang. Entry into this new trade lane marks the first time Lykes has offered a container service that does not include the United States.
The first westbound sailing of the weekly, fixed-day service was the Ville de Capella from Pusan, and the first eastbound sailing was the Ville de Sagitta from Naples. Port rotation is: Barcelona, Fos, Genoa, Naples, Port Kelang, Singapore, Yantian, Hong Kong, Keelung, Pusan, Keelung, Hong Kong, Chiwan, Jakarta, Singapore, Port Kelang, and Barcelona.
Lykes also has begun a service between North, Central, and South America and Southeast Asia. Both the Pacific Sprint (weekly fixed-day) and the Asia-South America Service (once every 10 days) will serve, via feeders, ports in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.