Saturday, June 12, 2010

Container Shipping Lines Launch Asian - Indian Subcontinent Service

CIMEX 2 is Direct Link from China to India and Pakistan
Shipping News Feature

ASIA – INDIA – PAKISTAN – Maersk Line and CMA CGM are to operate a new service, CIMEX 2 linking Chinese and other Asian ports to the Indian subcontinent with faster transit times (15 days between Shanghai and Pipavav) and access to the ICD (Inland Container Depot) in Dadri and Nhava Sheva offering connections to all inland destinations in India.

The new rotation starting in Kwangyang on 13th June and Shanghai on the 8th July will be:

Kwangyang - Busan - Shanghai - Hong Kong - Da Chan Bay - Tanjung Pelepas - Colombo - Pipavav - Nhava Sheva - Port Qasim - Port Klang - Tanjung Pelepas – Singapore - Hong Kong - Kwangyang.

Ludovic Rozan, Vice-President CMA CGM Asia commented:

“The Asia to India/Pakistan trade - linking the two economies with the highest populations in the world – is currently expanding. This trend is likely to continue and we therefore decided to develop the NEW CIMEX 2 to keep pace with our customers’ needs and support the development of their activities on these markets”.

The service fleet will comprise six vessels each of 5,500 TEU capacity and the companies say they are the most modern ships trading in this market.