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DP World introduces new services in Nhava Sheva, Chennai and Cochin

November 6, 2019: DP World announced Middle East-India-Africa Express (MIAX) and South India Europe Express (IEX), the two new services to connect its terminals in Nhava Sheva, Chennai and Cochin with European and South African markets.

MIAX will connect Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal with West and South Africa
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MIAX will connect Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal with West and South Africa

November 6, 2019: DP World announced Middle East-India-Africa Express (MIAX) and South India Europe Express (IEX), the two new services to connect its terminals in Nhava Sheva, Chennai and Cochin with European and South African markets.

The services are jointly operated by Hapag Llyod, Orient Overseas Container Line, Ocean Network Express, YANG MING Line and COSCO. MIAX will connect Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT) with West and South Africa; while the IEX will connect Chennai Container Terminal (CCT) and India Gateway Terminal (IGT) with Europe.

Rizwan Soomar, CEO & MD - DP World Subcontinent said “We are delighted to welcome two new services at three of our terminals in India. The launch of IEX and MIAX- will create stronger opportunities for EXIM cargo and for Indian manufacturers to cater to global markets.”

The MIAX service has deployed 9 vessels of 2,800 TEU capacity and commenced with the safe berthing of the first vessel MV New Jersey Trader, LOA 212.6 M and exchange of 968 TEU. The port rotation is - Nhava Sheva - Colombo-Pt. Des Galets - Durban - Cape Town - Tema - Tincan- Appapa.

The IEX service with a fixed-weekly sailing will deploy 9 vessels of 6,500 TEU. The first vessel on this service Al Rawdah, LOA 306.1m called DP World Chennai in October 2019 with an exchange of 2121 TEU.

The port rotation is Visakhapatnam, Krishnapatnam, Chennai, Tuticorin, Colombo, Cochin, Damietta, Piraeus, Rotterdam, London Gateway Port, Hamburg, Antwerp, Le Havre, Damietta, Jeddah, Colombo, Visakhapatnam.

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