Hong Kong-registered Pendulum Express Lines (PEL) entered the Indian common
carrier feeder arena with a soft launch in May 2017 using fixed space
allocation on the PIX service from Mundra. The Pakistan India Express (PIX)
service has a rotation covering Singapore, Port Klang, Colombo, Karachi,
Mundra, Port Klang.
The shipping the service meant for South East Asia and Cchina skips all the
Ports in the East Coast in India and calls at Nhava Sheva, Mundra and Hazira.
Significantly the state owned Shipping Corporation of India is part of the
consortium which is operating the service
PEL commenced business in 2001 offering various feeder services as a vessel
operator, and today operates over 10 weekly scheduled feeder services in the
South-East Asia and Far East region. It is recognised as an emerging player in
the feeder business and has extensive growth plans to be positioned as one of
the most desired feeder carriers in the market in the coming years. PEL has
regional offices in Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, China and agency
representation all over Asia.
PEL, recognising the potential of the Indian market, further highlighted
its commitment to this market and announced that it would introduce a new
weekly service calling 3 west India ports. The North Asia-India Subcontinent
(NISC) service will commence from July 2017. Pendulumís partners in this
service are HMM, CMA, KMTC and SCI. Each partner, including Pendulum, will
contribute 1 vessel while HMM will contribute 2 vessels.
The tentative rotation would be Xingang (Tianjin), Qingdao, Ningbo, Singapore,
Port Klang, Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Hazira, Colombo, Port Klang, Singapore,
Xingang. The first call of this fixed-day, weekly service at Nhava Sheva will
be on Saturday, July 15, 2017.
With this weekly service, PEL as a feeder carrier will offer NVOCCs and
MLOs an opportunity (which till now was not available) to have space and a
direct connection for their containers from Hazira to Singapore, Port Klang and
Aissa Maritime Pvt. Ltd has been appointed as the general shipping agent of
Pendulum Express Lines in India, providing full-fledged agency services for
this service from Mumbai, Mundra and Hazira. Aissa Maritime is a part of Abrao
Group of Companies, said a release.