The new weekly services – Middle East-India-Africa Express (MIAX) will connect DP World operated Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT) with West and South Africa; while the South India Europe Express (IEX) will connect Chennai Container Terminal (CCT) and India Gateway Terminal (IGT) with European markets.MIAX/AIM service operated by Hapag Lloyd and ONE has deployed 9 vessels of 2,800 TEU capacity. It commenced calling NSICT from October 2019 with the safe berthing of the first vessel MV New Jersey Trader, LOA 212.6 M and exchange of 968 TEU. The port rotation is – Nhava Sheva – Colombo-Pt. Des Galets – Durban – Cape Town – Tema – Tincan- Appapa.
The IEX service jointly operated by Hapag Lloyd, COSCO, ONE, OOCL and YML will be the first dedicated direct product in this market with a fixed-weekly sailing and will deploy 9 vessels of 6,500 TEU. The first vessel on this service Al Rawdah, LOA 306.1m called DP World Chennai on 29th October 2019 with an exchange of 2121 TEU.The port rotation is Visakhapatnam – Krishnapatnam – Chennai – Tuticorin – Colombo – Cochin – Damietta – Piraeus – Rotterdam – London Gateway Port – Hamburg – Antwerp – Le Havre – Damietta – Jeddah – Colombo – Visakhapatnam. Rizwan Soomar, CEO & MD – DP World Subcontinent said “We are delighted to welcome two new services at three of our terminals in India. The launch of IEX and MIAX- will create stronger opportunities for EXIM cargo and for Indian manufacturers to cater to global markets.” Soomar added, “At DP World, it is our constant endeavour to deliver the best services to our partners in the supply chain with highest levels of efficiency.
We are extremely pleased to be chosen by global shipping lines yet again as it reinforces their confidence in our capabilities to add value to trade. We have been making significant investments in India into new assets as well as modernizing terminal operations across all ports that we are present in. Over the last one year, we have built a strong portfolio of integrated logistics assets including rail freight, warehouses, container freight station, private freight station, free trade zones, cold chain logistics and supply chain services.
Global customers will be able to leverage our services across a broader portfolio for their supply chains. DP World’s logistics assets cover key cargo centres in India such as NCR, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad. We now have CFSs in Mundra, Mumbai (Nhava Sheva), Tuticorin, Chennai and ICD PFTs in Panipat, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Modinagar, Pali, Hindaun City and Hazira.”