DP World has announced a new weekly India South Gulf (ISG) service at its port terminals in Chennai and Cochin. The new service is jointly operated by global shipping line Evergreen and feeder operators Feedertech and X-Press Feeders.
The new weekly service will directly connect DP World operated Chennai Container Terminal (CCT) and Cochin International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) with the Middle East region. With the addition of this service, both CCT and ICTT will boast three direct weekly services to and from the Middle East. The service rotation is Chennai – Colombo – Cochin – Jebel Ali – Cochin – Colombo – Chennai.
The service commenced with the call of vessel MV EVER CHANT operated by Evergreen Line on June 02 at CCT and on June 08 at ICTT.
MV Hansa Rotenburg operated by Feedertech was the second vessel deployed on this service which called CCT on June 14. The third vessel MV Winner operated by X-Press Feeders is scheduled to make the call in the coming week.
Capt R Venkatesh, CEO, DP World Port Terminal Chennai said, “At DP World we constantly add new products and services and create solutions that add value to the global supply chains. The ISG service will enhance direct weekly connections to the Middle East from Chennai Port. It will allow our customers to connect their cargo seamlessly to some of the fastest growing markets in the Middle East. We thank our customers and partners for trusting us once again as it reinforce their confidence in our capabilities to add value to trade.”
Praveen Joseph, CEO, DP World Port Terminal Cochin said, “Addition of the new ISG service will enhance our integrated solution offerings between India and the Middle East. It will provide our customers with direct, reliable and cost-effective connections to Jebel Ali which is the busiest trade hub in the region, and thereby allowing them to grow their business on this significant trade route.”
The new service will further boost trade between India and UAE thereby providing customers more options to move their cargo on this key and fast growing trade lane. The new service will also provide connections to Colombo increasing weekly feeder frequency from Chennai and Cochin.
The service will immensely benefit customers from the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu as well as those based out of Bangalore who can use rail connections to connect cargo directly to ICTT.