Friday, March 5, 2010

Container Shipping Line MOL Announce New Indian Route

Service to Run Between Thailand and Chennai
Shipping News Feature

EAST ASIA – INDIA – Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), the Japanese owned container shipping line have announced more changes to their schedules following on from our story earlier today. This time they have called the new route “SMX” and the service will run on a loop between Laem Chabang, Singapore, Port Kelang, and Chennai with the inaugural sailing of the 162 metre 18,000 DWT vessel MOL Evolution on the 23rd March from the Thai port.

MOL have been thorough in reassessing their sailing schedules in the light of particularly difficult times for the container shipping industry and believe that the SMX route will enable customers to use the network to offer a wide variety of both inbound and outbound services to meet rising demands in this region which the company has said it feels to be a major developing market.

The SMX service rotation will be:

Laem Chabang (Tue, Wed), Singapore (Fri, Sat), Port Kelang (Sun, Mon), Chennai (Fri, Sat), Penang (Wed, Thur), Port Kelang (Thur, Fri), Singapore (Sat, Sun), Laem Chabang