DP World Port Terminal Cochin develops direct connectivity to West Africa

DP World operated International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) at Cochin recently added a new weekly Far East West Africa India Express service (FEW3) operated by Maersk Line, says a release.

The new service with a fixed-weekly sailing will deploy 13 vessels of 4,500 to 5,500 TEUs capacity.

The new service offers direct connectivity from West Africa to Cochin Port and from Cochin Port to Far East Ports. The service started with the maiden call of vessel M V KMARIN AZUR on May 07, 2021.

Inclusion of this service will boost Cashew, Raw Cotton and Timber trade from Kerala and Tamil Nadu. With this new service customers can connect their cargo directly from Cochin to global markets instead of transhipping at Colombo Port thereby, providing overall cost advantage by reducing the transit time by 7-10 days.

Praveen Joseph, CEO, DP World Port Terminal Cochin said, “Our emphasis continues on improving direct connections and providing our customers with reliable, faster and cost-effective options to ship out of Cochin Port. The new Service will immensely boost Cashew, Raw Cotton and Timber trade from Kerala, Tamil Nadu & nearby regions by providing direct connectivity to key global markets.”  

“At DP World, it is our constant endeavour to deliver the best services to our partners in the supply chain with highest levels of efficiency. We are extremely pleased to be chosen by our customers, and this further reinforces their confidence in our capabilities to add value to trade, he added.”

DP World is committed to help communities across India in the fight against Coronavirus. ICTT has been facilitating a swift handing of critical oxygen shipments for the state of Kerala. The terminal has moved key rail consignments carrying over 260 MT of Oxygen recently. It has also handled over 1000 oxygen cylinders which arrived by ship for distribution across Kerala.

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