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.
of call in the route include Shanghai, Ningbo, Hongkong, Shekou, Singapore,
Port Klang Chennai, Kattupalli, Port Klang, Singapore and Shanghai
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
deploying vessels over 4,000 TEUs. SM Line operates routes by purchasing slots
from the shipping companies,.
will now have two East India routes, including the existing East India Service
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.