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Route Expansion Opens Up Malaysia and Far East for Port Pipavav

Route Expansion Opens Up Malaysia and Far East for Port Pipavav
Logistics Manager

The Vessel XIN NAN TONG, owned by COSCO shipping arrived for the first time in Port Pipavav at the APM Terminal. This new destination is now part of their new Container Line 1 Service.

The newly updated service offers links from India to the emerging markets in the Far East and a direct connection to Malaysia. The schedule for the service is as follows: Pipavav, Penang, Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Nansha, Singapore, Nhava Sheva, Pipavav.

For the vessels inaugural visit to the APM Terminal, imported solar cells, LED tube lights, PVC resin, steel pipes and polyester fabric were unloaded, while major exports were loaded for the return journey this included seafood, vinyl sulphone ester, raw cotton and castor seed meal.

The APM terminal in Pipavav is the first public-private partnership port in India. It has soon become the leading gateway port in the country due to their strategic location and connectivity to the road and rail networks. And is the optimum choice for general cargo, containers, vehicles, bulk and liquid commodities for customers in the Gujarat state.

APM Terminals Pipavav Managing Director, Keld Pederson said, “We work closely with our shipping line customers to improve their Indian port call performance and with our landside customers to optimise their Indian supply chains.” He further added, “This new port call reflects our efforts and momentum in the market.”

The annual capacity for general cargo at Port Pipavav is currently 1.35 million TEU, 5 million tons of dry bulk, 250,000 cars and 2 million tons of liquid bulk.

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