Indian Transport & Logistics

DP World Nhava Sheva, Mundra hosts WAN HAI-Unifeeder Middle East service

The new service will be operated by WAN HAI and Unifeeder to establish a link between key ports in India and Jebel Ali.

DP World Nhava Sheva, Mundra hosts WAN HAI-Unifeeder Middle East service
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DP World welcomed the newly launched weekly India Middle East Service (IMS/IM1) at its Nhava Sheva and Mundra Terminals.

WAN HAI Lines and Unifeeder will operate a weekly service to Jebel Ali. With a weekly capacity of 1700 TEUs, the new service will enhance the connectivity between the West Coast of India through Mundra and Nhava Sheva, and the Middle East.

Ravinder Johal, COO ports & terminals, DP World Subcontinent and MENA region said, "We are committed to broadening trade pathways to make trade flow to and from India. With more streamlined services and enhanced operational excellence, we aim to provide best-in-class supply chain solutions. The recently introduced IMS/IM1 service by Wan Hai Lines and Unifeeder will significantly contribute to bolstering the trade ties by connecting India and Jebel Ali in the UAE, further supporting the ambitious trade goals set with CEPA. Moreover, this service will empower Indian exporters by enabling them to access newer markets across the Middle East region and beyond."

The IMS/IM1 service to and from Jebel Ali will be the eighth regular service from DP World Mundra and the twelfth regular service from DP World Nhava Sheva. The key beneficiaries of the services will be the large enterprises along with the SME and MSME clusters across the North and West Indian states of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh. The multimodal network of DP World will allow these clusters to link to the port terminals in Nhava Sheva and Mundra by road and rail.

The inaugural call of vessel Big Breezy on this service was hosted by DP World Mundra on 31st July 2023. Capt. Joey DC Dandin, Master of the vessel, Mr. Xavier Dass, Representative of WAN HAI, and Ashutosh Rana, General Manager, Operations, DP World Mundra attended the inaugural call ceremony. With the IMS/IM1 service, DP World's best-in-class logistics solutions and greater supply chain efficiency will play a critical role in further increasing trade between India, Jebel Ali, and the rest of the world.

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