MODUL, a Russian transport and forwarding company, has launched a new container service linking the Big Port of St. Petersburg in Russia and the largest port of India in Nhava Sheva.

“The shortage of container tonnage in the Baltics that we have seen in recent months has led to a disruption in international deliveries throughout the North-West of Russia. We expect that the new service from Petrolesport to India will be in demand, both in import and export,” commented Albert Likholet, CEO of Global Ports, the operator of Petrolesport.

“We are pleased to start a new chapter in the history of Modul by launching a pilot project of a direct container service between Russia and India,” said Alexander Altshuller, CEO of MODUL.

“We are in the process of significantly expanding the fleet of our own containers with a view to using this equipment on the announced route as well as on other routes planned to be launched later,” he added.

The new connection aims to deliver Russian export cargo, including paper, chemical products, and lumber, to India and the countries of the Asia-Pacific region.

The service between Petrolesport and the port of Nhava Sheva is operated by a ship of 1,094 TEU capacity, while the delivery time is 25 days.

Source : Container News