The spike in demand coupled with limited vessel capacity has caused considerable disruption in the Indian market with customers needing dependable services.
Hapag-Lloyd has invested in additional services to ease the build-up of containers in India and also to improve the challenging situation at the port of Colombo which is heavily congested.
Starting end of January, Hapag-Lloyd is offering a fortnightly sailing from Chittagong to Krishnapatnam connecting Bangladesh onto the South India – Europe Express service (IEX). Furthermore one extra-loader vessel will be deployed between India and North Europe improving Hapag-Lloyd´s current service portfolio.
Lars Sorensen, Managing Director India of Hapag-Lloyd: “With these extra loader we are able to improve our service offers for customers in India and Bangladesh but also in North Europe. The huge demand we are currently seeing is pretty unprecedented and we do our utmost to support our customers with extra capacity.”
Bookings will be available via the Quick Quotes platform, with options i.e. to add shipping guarantee, allowing containers to be moved and delivered with highest reliability.
The rotation will be as follows: Nhava Sheva – Mundra – Jeddah – Tangiers – Rotterdam – Hamburg – London Gateway – Antwerp – Tangiers – Jeddah – Jebel Ali – Karachi – Nhava Sheva – Mundra