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 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 1200TEUs. Wan Hai will contribute two vessels and the other lines one vessel each. The first sailing will be provided by Wan Hai’s Bermudian Express from Kaohsiung on 30 April. 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, two of the fastest growing economies in the world.