Chinese eye India trade

Four Asian container liner operators have teamed up to launch a new service to the Indian subcontinent.
PIL's newbuilding Kota Gaya leaves HMD

PIL's newbuilding Kota Gaya leaves HMD

The four are Pacific International Lines (PIL), COSCON Southeast Asia, China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) and Wan Hai Lines.

The service has been branded the Pakistan Mundra Express (PMX) and will be operated with six 4,250-teu ships.

COSCON and Wan Hai Lines will provide two ships each, with CSCL and PIL each providing a single vessel.

The new service is due to begin from Shanghai on 25 June and will call at Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Hong Kong, Singapore, Port Kelang, Karachi, Mundra, Port Kelang, Singapore and Hong Kong before returning to Shanghai.

PIL said the service will provide its customers with a faster transit time from China and Southeast Asia to Pakistan and India.

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