APM Terminals Pipavav gets maiden call of CCG service
Colombo Cochin Gulf (CCG) service a flagship service by Sima Marine India
APM Terminals Pipavav, one of the leading gateway ports in Western India, welcomed the first call of Colombo Cochin Gulf (CCG) service last week when vessel SM Manali berthed at the port on June 10.
"CCG service is the flagship coastal service offered by Sima Marine India, a subsidiary of Global Feeder Shipping, a prominent container feeder service company based in Dubai," says a release from APM.
The CCG service has been designed under the aegis of Sagarmala, a Government of India’s initiative to unlock the potential of waterways and the coastline through port-led development. The service rotation includes Mundra, Pipavav, Mangalore, Cochin, Colombo, Kattupalli, Vizag, Krishnapatnam, Kattupalli, Colombo, Cochin and Mundra.
"We are delighted to welcome CCG service at APM Terminals Pipavav," says Girish Aggarwal, Managing Director, APM Terminals Pipavav. "This marks an important milestone for us as the service helps in strengthening our connectivity with the rest of India. We are committed to providing efficient and reliable services to our customers, and this partnership with Sima Marine India reinforces our commitment to facilitate seamless trade through coastal and EXIM sectors. We look forward to a successful collaboration and the mutual benefits it brings to the trade."
Mike Hilton, Vice President, Sima Marine India adds: "We believe that the CCG service will effectively cater to the needs of top corporates in the region and facilitate the continuous movement of commodities like soda ash, wheat, tiles, and cotton. By offering competitive rates and supporting the Indian government's initiative to promote container coastal movement, we aim to be an integral part of India's success story. Our goal is to attract more coastal cargo movement and serve pan-India through the sea route."
The CCG service marks the second offering by Global Feeder Shipping to call APM Terminals Pipavav with the first being the Mundra Pipavav Gulf (MPG) service that commenced regular weekly calls in December 2022, the release added.