RCL launches new service from Port Klang to Calcutta next week
REGIONAL Container Lines (RCL) is continuing its expansion to serving smaller feeder type ports in India with a new service between Port Klang, Malaysia and Calcutta
REGIONAL Container Lines (RCL) is continuing its expansion to serving smaller feeder type ports in India with a new service between Port Klang, Malaysia and Calcutta.
The service, which will call Northport and Westports in Port Klang and Calcutta, will be served by the 628 TEU Ora Bhum and 750 TEU Chana Bhum on an 18-day rotation. The maiden voyage by the Ora Bhum will be on March 16 from Port Klang, the Seatrade Maritime News of Colchester, Uk, reported.
The executive vice-president of RCL, Charlie Chu, said: 'RCL is already involved in the Indian main port trades through our cooperation with partners. This is an important milestone for RCL as it marks our second entry into the smaller feeder type ports in India, after Tuticorin.
'This service will serve our COC customers especially from South East Asia who have shipments to Calcutta, while same time serving our SOC customers who have encouraged us to start a service as well and serve their requirements. We expect the launch of this service to be well received in the market.'