DP World feeder subsidiary, Feedertech, has launched an India-Far East service, linking its terminals at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) and Mundra with Singapore and Port Klang in Malaysia. The new Straits India Service (SIS) is expected to boost trade between India and the Far East by offering an alternative to transhipping at Colombo, thereby improving lead times and reducing costs.
The SIS kicked off its Indian operations with the call of the containership Ornella at JNPT on 4th December and at Mundra two days later.
Feedertech has allocated three vessels to the service and claims an eight-day transit from Mundra to Singapore. A statement by DP World India said: “We welcome the maiden call of the new weekly SIS service at our terminals in Nhava Sheva and Mundra which will offer direct connectivity between India and the Far East with the shortest transit time. We will continue to enhance regional connectivity from our terminals.”