PSA Mumbai welcomed a new service operated by Samudera Shipping Line recently with the maiden call of Sinar Sorong at the terminal. It was in fact a double cause for celebration as during its stay, PSA Mumbai achieved the significant milestone of three million TEU handled since the start of the terminal’s operations.
Deploying 1900 TEU capacity vessels, Samudera’s weekly Nhava Sheva Singapore Express (NSX) service will offer a direct service and faster transit times for cargoes moving to and from Southeast Asia and India.
The addition of the NSX service marks the fifth new service at PSA Mumbai within the last 12 months, further expanding its Far East, Africa and Europe coverage. With congestion experienced at many other ports, PSA Mumbai has become a terminal of choice for those lines looking to catch up on vessel schedules, the company claims.
“In the first 10 months of 2021, when 40% of services were off schedule, 80% of these vessels were still able to berth on arrival at PSA Mumbai. We also received a further 104 ad hoc vessel calls from other terminals and ports that were accommodated at PSA Mumbai,” says Mike Formoso, Managing Director of PSA India. “We are delighted to mark the three million TEU milestone in just 45 months from start up, and 2022 will see the start of construction of PSA Mumbai’s Phase 2 expansion as we move towards another milestone – becoming India’s largest container terminal.”