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New weekly service connects Chennai, Cochin DP World terminals to Jebel Ali

June 16, 2021: Global logistics company DP World welcomed a new weekly India South Gulf (ISG) Service, jointly operated by a global shipping line – Evergreen Line, and feeder operators – Feedertech and Express Feeders, at its port terminals in Chennai and Cochin.

New weekly service connects Chennai, Cochin DP World terminals to Jebel Ali
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The service commenced with the call of the vessel %u201CMV EVER CHANT%u201D operated by Evergreen Line on June 2 at DP World Port Terminal Chennai and on June 8 at DP World Port Terminal Cochin. (Photo: DP World Cochin)

June 16, 2021: Global logistics company DP World welcomed a new weekly India South Gulf (ISG) Service, jointly operated by a global shipping line – Evergreen Line, and feeder operators – Feedertech and Express Feeders, at its port terminals in Chennai and Cochin.

The service Port rotation is Chennai – Colombo – Cochin – Jebel Ali – Cochin – Colombo – Chennai.

The new weekly service will directly connect DP World operated Chennai Container Terminal (CCT) and International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) at Cochin with the Middle East Region.

With the addition of this service, both CCT and ICTT will boast of three direct weekly services to and from the Middle East. The new service will further boost trade between India and UAE thereby providing customers more options to move their cargo on this key and fastest-growing trade lane. The service will immensely benefit customers from the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu as well as those based out of Bangalore who can use rail connections to connect cargo directly to ICTT. The new service will also provide connections to Colombo increasing weekly feeder frequency from Chennai and Cochin.

The service commenced with the call of the vessel “MV EVER CHANT” operated by Evergreen Line on June 2, 2021, at DP World Port Terminal Chennai and on June 8, 2021, at DP World Port Terminal Cochin. “MV Hansa Rotenburg” operated by Feedertech was the 2nd vessel deployed on this service which called CCT on June 14, 2021. The third vessel “MV Winner” operated by Xpress Feeders is scheduled to make the call in the coming week.

Capt. R. Venkatesh, CEO, DP World Port Terminal Chennai, said “At DP World we constantly add new products & services and create solutions that add value to the global supply chains. The ISG Service will enhance direct weekly connections to the Middle East from Chennai Port. It will allow our customers to connect their cargo seamlessly to some of the fastest-growing markets in the Middle East. We thank our customers and partners for trusting us once again as it reinforces their confidence in our capabilities to add value to trade.”

Praveen Joseph, CEO, DP World Port Terminal Cochin, said “Addition of the new ISG service will enhance our integrated solution offerings between India and the Middle East. It will provide our customers with direct, reliable and cost-effective connections to Jebel Ali, which is the busiest trade hub in the region, and thereby allowing them to grow their business on this significant trade route.”

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