PSA Mumbai has started handling a new Far East container service jointly operated by Wan Hai Lines, Interasia Lines, Sinokor Merchant Marine, Heung A Line and Feedertech. The maiden call was made by the 4250 teu capacity Singapore Bridge on 12th December and this is one of six vessels of a similar size that will connect the terminal with the ports of Mundra, Port Klang, Shekou, Dalian, Shanghai, Ningbo, Hong Kong and Colombo.
The service, which will be marketed under different names by the respective partners, offers faster transit times between India and China, better meeting the needs of Indian shippers. It also connects with several leading Asian transshipment hubs enhancing connectivity.
Svajumar Kaliannan, Managing Director of PSA Mumbai, says, “Launching the new service signals continuing confidence in India’s EXIM volume recovery. Our throughput for the months of September, October and November surpassed the same period of last year. With more new services coming to PSA Mumbai in the first quarter of 2021 we are looking forward to continue increasing our role in facilitating India’s maritime trade in 2021.
PSA’s Bharat Mumbai Container Terminal is located in JNP Port, India’s largest container gateway. The first phase of the terminal development includes 1000m of quay with the deepest draught of any of the port’s container facilities.