Hapag-Lloyd to start two new loops to India, Mideast and Africa
GERMAN shipping giant Hapag-Lloyd starts two services October 26, the Europe Express (IEX) to South East India, and the other, October 12, the Middle East-India-Africa Express (MIAX), the company announced
GERMAN shipping giant Hapag-Lloyd starts two services October 26, the Europe Express (IEX) to South East India, and the other, October 12, the Middle East-India-Africa Express (MIAX), the company announced.
'We believe in serving the needs of all Indian customers. To do that, a comprehensive service coverage is essential and the IEX and MIAX will be an optimal addition to our existing service portfolio,' Hapag-Lloyd's senior managing director Dheeraj Bhatia said in a statement.
'Hapag-Lloyd has a strong network of services connecting key markets through Indian ports. The launch of two new services - IEX and MIAX - will create stronger opportunities for EXIM cargo and for Indian manufacturers to cater to global markets.'
The IEX will provide the only direct connection between South and East India and Europe in the market. The weekly service, jointly operated with ONE, Yang Ming Marine Transport and Cosco, will be operated by nine 6,500-TEU vessels, with Hapag-Lloyd contributing four ships.
Starting from October 12, the German shipping line will operate the MIAX service jointly with ONE. The service will deploy nine vessels each with a capacity of 2,800 TEU, five of which will be provided by Hapag-Lloyd.
MIAX will call at Jebel Ali, Mundra, Nhava Sheva, Colombo, La Reunion, Durban, Cape Town, Tema, Lagos (Tincan and Apapa), Cape Town, Durban and back to Jebel Ali.