APM Terminals Pipavav received the first call of CI1 (China-India Express) service operated by COSCO/OOCL, last week.

The vessel M.V. OOCL MEMPHIS of the COSCO shipping line with a capacity of 8,888 TEUs reached the port on June 25, 2021. The vessel arrived from Nhava Sheva, Mumbai and will sail to the port Klang of Malaysia.

The commodities carried were solar panels, PVC, resin, monofilament & machinery for import and cotton, soda ash and castor seeds for exports.

The service links Pipavav port through port calls in Chinese ports of Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Nansha as well as the port of Singapore, Port Klang of Malaysia and Nhava Sheva in Mumbai. The CI1 service provides important connectivity to importers and exporters of Northwest India to the far east.

“The new service is a testimony to our ocean & land infrastructure such as the terminals rail connectivity to northern markets and the imminent arrival of the dedicated freight corridor, and services that we offer to our customers,” reads the APM Terminals Pipavav.

While announcing the service in April, Jakob Friis Sorensen, managing director, APM Terminals Pipavav, said, “We are thrilled to be a part of connectivity to this key region that has a significant share in the world trade. After our new service to Jebel Ali early this month, we are now offering our infrastructural support to far eastern countries, thereby expanding our reach. This service will establish a strong logistics chain for the EXIM cargo owners, thereby helping them expand their presence in the far eastern countries. We are thankful to COSCO/OOCL for their trust in our service capabilities & infrastructure.”

Source: ITLN