DP World-operated International
Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) in Kochi added a new weekly mainline
service — the China-India Express 2 — operated by Wan Hai Shipping Line.
The maiden vessel called on Vallarpadam
Terminal on Tuesday, April 9, and the service is expected to strengthen direct
connectivity from Kochi to Far East locations.
The direct service gives an opportunity
to trade and ensure timely loading and delivery, as per schedules.
The service will provide direct
connectivity to Kochi – Penang – Port Klang – Hong Kong – Qingdao –
Shanghai – Ningbo – Shekou.
Praveen Joseph, Chief Executive Officer, DP World Kochi, said:
“With this new service, we are pleased to see India gain greater access to key
destinations across the world. It will provide a direct, reliable and stable
service, benefitting the trading community of the country.”
“Wan Hai Shipping Line’s decision to join forces with us
underlines the confidence they have in our capabilities, adding value to trade
across the seas.
“With this major development, DP World reinforces ICTT as an
international transshipment hub,” he said.