Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT) has welcomed Shreyas Shipping and Logistics as a new customer. The 1613 teu SSL Mumbai recently made the first call of Shreyas’s Pan India Express 1 (PIX 1) service at the terminal. Together with a sistership, the vessel will maintain a service that calls into Cochin, Tuticorin, Mangalore, Mundra, Hazira and BMCT on a fortnightly basis. The call at BMCT offers options for both domestic shipments and international transhipment.
General Manager, Sivakumar Kaliannan, said, “Before BMCT’s startup, capacity limitations at Nhava Sheva meant there were very few regular coastal service calls. With Shreyas’ PIX 1, domestic shippers now have the option of moving their shipments from truck to ship and can enjoy a cheaper and more environmentally-friendly transport option. We will also be working closely with Shreyas to develop transhipment options and allow carriers to increase connectivity and rationalise service calls on the West Coast.”