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 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.