Last month, Cosco Shipping’s containership, Xiang Nan Tong, made its first call at APM Terminals Port Pipavav, as part of the relaunched Container Line 1 service.This provides additional links between India and Far East growth markets, and will call at the ports of Pipavav, Penang, Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Nansha, Singapore and Nhava Sheva.
During the vessel’s first call, APM Terminals Pipavav handled various imported commodities such as polyester fabric, LED tube lights, stainless-steel pipe, PVC resin and auto solar cells. In addition exports of castor seed meal, raw cotton, Vinyl Sulphone Ester and seafood were loaded onboard.
APM Terminals Pipavav is India’s first public-private partnership port. Its strategic location and good hinterland connectivity by road and rail, make it the leading gateway port for containers, general cargo, bulk, liquid and vehicles, for customers in the state of Gujarat.
“We work closely with our shipping line customers to improve their Indian port call performance and with our landside customers to optimise their Indian supply chains,” says Keld Pederson, Managing Director, APM Terminals Pipavav. “This new port call reflects our efforts and momentum in the market.”