DP World Chennai hosts inaugural call for FIX1 service
Far East India Express (FIX1) service will commence the first direct connect between Chennai and East Asia/China
DP World, a leading global provider of smart end-to-end logistics, marked the berthing of the maiden voyage of the Far East India Express (FIX1) service at its terminal in Chennai.
"The FIX1 service is a collaborative endeavour involving four consortium partners with Sinotrans deploying two vessels and TS Line, Sealead, and SITC each contributing one vessel to the fleet," says a release from DP World.
FIX1 is the first-ever service to establish a direct shipping connection between Chennai and China, reducing transit time by eight days by bypassing traditional transshipment ports, the release added. "The service's rotation is designed to optimise the supply chain efficiencies, covering Ports Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo and Shekou ports in China, Chennai and Vizag ports in India and Port Kelang in Malaysia."
Ravinder Johal, COO (Ports & Terminals), Subcontinent and MENA, DP World says:" The launch of the FIX1 service marks a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to reshape global trade connectivity. This pioneering initiative not only strengthens the ties between India and East Asia but also underscores our commitment to enhancing supply chain efficiencies, reducing transit times and supporting economic growth. Moreover, this service will set new benchmarks for reliability, speed, and resilience for the Indian exporters exploring newer markets across the East Asia region and beyond."
DP World Chennai berthed the Renjian 27 vessel carrying a load of 3,814 TEUs earlier this month. The FIX1 service will be the third weekly service sailing from DP World Chennai for the East region, the release added.