MISC launches East India service
MALAYSIAN shipping line MISC has extended its reach in the Indian subcontinent with the launch on Monday of its East India service between Myanmar, Sri Lanka and India.
The weekly service will be operated by the 1999-built Bunga Mas 12 and the 1998-built Bunga Mas 11. Both vessels have a nominal capacity of 710 teu with a minimum of 60 reefer plugs.
The first sailing was from Yangon and the port rotation covers calls at Chennai and Colombo with a three-day transit between Yangon and Chennai.
The launch of the new MISC service coincided with the inauguration of two regional and long-haul services at southern China"s Shekou Container Terminals.
These comprise China Shipping Container Lines which launched its China Vietnam express using the 2008-built, 900 teu CSCL Tokyo. Four vessels are deployed on the service which includes calls at Ningbo, Shanghai, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong and Nansha.
The terminal said Pacific International Lines, with Taiwan"s Wan Hai Lines, had started its Far East Europe service with the 2008-built, 4,250 teu Kota Lambai. The two carriers are each deploying four vessels on the service, while a ninth ship will be provided jointly. The port rotation covers Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Port Kelang, Rotterdam, Hamburg and Antwerp.