Thursday 27th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Lines join forces to launch China-India container service

Evergreen Marine Corp, Hapag-Lloyd Container Line and Wan Hai Lines are to launch a new weekly service linking India with Hong Kong, Shekou and Kaohsiung at the end of April.

This new service will be known as the CIX (China – India Express) service.

In addition to serving the fast-growing trade between India and southern China, the new service will enable the three partners to offer connections with their respective global networks over Singapore, Hong Kong and Kaohsiung.

The three lines are deploying four ships, each able to load approximately 1,200 teu. Wan Hai will contribute two vessels with the others providing one vessel each.

The port rotation is as follows: Kaohsiung – Hong Kong – Shekou – Singapore – Port Klang – Colombo – Mumbai (Nhava Sheva) – Port Klang – Singapore – Kaohsiung. All three lines are in the process of expanding their services linking China and India.