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SM Line launches new East India service

SM Line has announced that it would cooperate with global shipping companies such as Cosco and OOCL to launch an additional East India service providing connectivity between Chinese and East coast ports of India including Chennai and Katupalli ports. The new route has been named ‘EI2’ (East Coast India 2 service) and will start soon according to reports in the Korean Media.

The Ports of call in the route include Shanghai, Ningbo, Hongkong, Shekou, Singapore, Port Klang Chennai, Kattupalli, Port Klang, Singapore and Shanghai

Operators on the route are Cosco, OOCL, Wan Hai, Inter Asia Line and Xpress Feeder, among others, which provide shipping services to major ports between Asia and East India by
deploying vessels over 4,000 TEUs. SM Line operates routes by purchasing slots from the shipping companies,.

SM Line will now have two East India routes, including the existing East India Service (EIN).

 This establishment of the new route is a preliminary stage for SM Line to expand its market share by increasing the number of services to India and increasing its holds. In the long term, SM Line will directly put ships in our East Indian routes," said a representative, as per the reports.


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