PSA Mumbai has welcomed a new service operated by Samudera Shipping Line Ltd. after the M.V Sinar Sorong did its maiden call to the terminal on 29 November 2021.

The Nhava Sheva Singapore Express (NSX) service aims to offer a direct and faster transit time for cargo to and from Southeast Asia and India, deploying 1,900 TEU capacity vessels on a weekly basis.

“The new NSX service reflects the strong commitment of ours to India and Southeast trade. The service will offer the fastest transit between Nhava Sheva and Singapore. Samudera Shipping Line Ltd along with its existing weekly products TIP, PS3, and NCI will continue to provide better and improved solutions to its liners and feeder customers. This service also cements Samudera Shipping Lines Ltd.’s strong relations with PSA in SEA/FE Trade,” said Mr Rakesh Vijay, Director of Samudera Shipping India.

Mr Sivakumar Kaliannan, Managing Director of PSA Mumbai, added “We than Samudera for choosing PSA Mumbai as we continue to build our portfolio of services to offer a wider network of connections and services to the trade. The addition of the NSX service, which is the fifth new service to join the PSA Mumbai family within the last 12 months, further expands its Far East, Africa, ad Europe coverage. With congestion experienced at many other ports, PSA Mumbai has become a choice terminal to catch up on vessel schedules.

“In the first ten months of 2021, when 40% of services were off schedule, 80% of these vessels were still able to berth on arrival at PSA Mumbai. We also received a further 104 ad hoc vessel calls from other terminals and ports that were accommodated at PSA Mumbai. With class-leading productivity and expansive facilities, we continue to deliver reliability and value to the trade during these dynamic and challenging times.”

The terminal also celebrated its three-millionth TEU handled since it began operations.

Mr Mike Formoso, Managing Director of PSA India, commented on this occasion by saying “We are delighted to mark the third millionth-TEU milestone in just 45 months from start-up, with a new service from Samudera, we are especially grateful for Samudera and indeed all our customers and stakeholders’ support.

“Whilst our Cargo Solutions products continue to extend our service offerings inland as well as into the digital realm, 2022 will see the start of construction of PSA Mumbai’s Phase two expansion as we move towards another milestone: becoming India’s largest container terminal.”

PSA Mumbai has also previously welcomed the inaugural call of Maersk line’s ME2 service with the arrival of the 10,100-TEU “Maersk Gibraltar” on 12 August 2021.

This marked the terminal’s eighth weekly call and second Europe service.

Source : Port Technology