PSA India terminals handle record 257,347 TEU in December
PSA India has set a new container throughput record in December by handling 257,347 TEU, with PSA Chennai joining PSA Mumbai in setting their own record monthly high of 93,514 TEU
PSA India has set a new container throughput record in December by handling 257,347 TEU, with PSA Chennai joining PSA Mumbai in setting their own record monthly high of 93,514 TEU.
The arrival of Wan Hai 507 at PSA Mumbai on January 3, 2021, as part of the joint Wan Hai Lines/Interasia Lines CI2/ICI service marked the terminal's latest addition to its services - its 7th weekly service call and its 5th direct Far East service, reports Indian Transport & Logistics News.
Managing director of PSA India, Mike Formoso, said: 'All PSA India terminals operated uninterrupted throughout 2020, handling every scheduled vessel call and many more unscheduled ones, thanks to the unstinting efforts of our staff, contractors and stakeholders working steadfastly and safely alongside each other.
' With this new service call from Wan Hai and Interasia Lines, 2021 is off to a strong start and we will also soon see new products and developments for PSA India, including enhancements of the ODEX digital online payment solution earlier launched in September 2020.'
Sivakumar Kaliannan, managing director of PSA Mumbai, said, 'We are immensely grateful to Wan Hai Lines and Interasia Lines for entrusting a second service to us with the arrival of the CI2/ICI, soon after the launch of their CI6 service in December. December was an extra special month for us, as PSA Mumbai reached its highest ever monthly throughput of 94,728 TEU.'
Wan Hai Lines spokesman said: 'By further strengthening its current service scope among India and Far East corridors, PSA Mumbai will enhance Wan Hai Lines' market coverage to better serve customers' needs.
'CI2 service is jointly operated with Interasia Lines (IAL) by using 6 vessels with a nominal capacity of 4,250 TEU, 4 deployed by Wan Hai Lines and 2 vessels by IAL. With its friendly working atmosphere, the two services (CI2 and CI6) will now offer better service to customers in Nhava Sheva operating from PSA Mumbai.'