PSA Mumbai welcomed a new Far East service (CI6/SIS/CISC2), jointly operated by Wan Hai Lines, Interasia Lines, Sinokor Merchant Marine Co. Ltd , Heung A Line Co. Ltd., and Feedertech Pte Ltd. The maiden vessel called the terminal on 12th December 2020. M.V. Singapore Bridge is the first vessel deployed in this service of 6 vessels with nominal capacity of 4,250 TEU, connecting PSA Mumbai to key Far East markets with the following port rotations: PSA Mumbai – Mundra – Port Klang North Port – Shekou – Dalian – Shanghai – Ningbo – Hong Kong – Shekou – Singapore – Port Klang West Port – Port Klang North Port – Colombo – PSA Mumbai.
At a ceremony to welcome the CI6 service, Mr Jose Chen, IAL India representative said “Interasia Lines is happy to further strengthen its relationship with PSA Mumbai by adding the CI6 service apart from the CI2 service. We ensure to deliver quality service to our valued customers with both these services connecting from PSA Mumbai to Far East destinations, thereby steadily increase IAL presence in India.” Mr. M.K. Ko, Owners Representative for Sinokor Merchant Marine commented, “Sinokor Group have launched this new service called ‘Sinokor India Service’ for the Indian Trade, which shall be serving customers in India, Malaysia and China, along with all the Intra-asia regions, connected from the respective transshipment ports.
With a short transit time ex China to India and vice versa, we have taken into consideration the Indian customers’ needs and requirements. Sinokor Group (Sinokor Merchant Marine and Heung-A) had been planning new services into India since 2019. Due to the pandemic, the launches were delayed. We thank PSA Mumbai for this wonderful event on the maiden call of Singapore Bridge and the inauguration of SIS service in India. Taking this opportunity, we would also like to thank all our customers, vendors, partners for their support to Sinokor Group.”
Capt Pankaj Mehrotra, CEO of Samsara Group Shipping Agency, the Heung-A Line agent for India said “With the launch of SIS service, Heung-A Line re-instates its presence in the prospective Indian market with a vessel deployment and committed to serve the trade. The well-organized inauguration ceremony hosted by PSA Mumbai amidst COVID protocols re-affirms their professional commitment to the consortium partners to support and contribute towards success of the service with quickest possible turnaround and maintaining schedule integrity.”
Mr Ritesh Ramesh Thapa, General Manager India Region, for Feedertech Shipping India Pvt Ltd said, “Feedertech, part of the of Unifeeder Group, is pleased to introduce the new CISC2 service from PSA Mumbai . We dedicate this service to our Indian traders who always believe and trust us for providing reliable service. We are sure that with the support of PSA Mumbai we will be able to provide the fastest and effective service to our valuable customer “
Mr. Sivakumar Kaliannan, Managing Director PSA Mumbai, thanked the consortium for their support and looked forward to 2021, “We are greatly appreciative of Wan Hai, Interasia Line, Sinokor, Heung-A and Feedertech for choosing to bring this service to PSA Mumbai. Launching a new service signals continuing confidence in India’s EXIM volume recovery: our throughput for the months of September, October and November 2020 have surpassed the same period last year. With more new services coming to PSA Mumbai in Q1 2021 and more new products to be rolled out, we are looking forward to continue increasing our role in facilitating India’s maritime trade in 2021.”
Source: PSA Mumbai