PAKISTAN International Container Terminal (PICT) recently welcomed the inaugural call of the China India West Coast X-PRESS (CWX) service at the Port of Karachi.

Operated by Xpress Feeders, KMTC, and T S Lines, the fixed-day weekly service made its first call at PICT on November 18 with the arrival of the 5,470-TEU MV Barbara – one of the six vessels deployed to the service. “The CWX service offers a fast and direct connection between Central China and India West Coast/Pakistan,” according to a company statement.

“We are pleased to receive the inaugural call of the CWX service. Considering the existing market demand, the service will provide our customers an efficient ease of access to various markets in the associated regions of ports of calls. With this service, we expect to seek an overwhelming response from the market,” said Khurram Khan, PICT CEO.

The service routes through the ports of Shanghai, Ningbo and Shekou in China; Singapore; Port Klang in Malaysia; Nhava Sheva in India; Karachi; Mundra in India; Colombo in Sri Lanka; Port Klang; and Hong Kong, and returns to Shanghai, providing PICT’s customers with improved port coverage for their cargo.