APM Terminals Pipavav (Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd), one of western India’s gateway ports, today announced the commencement of the INDFEX service at Pipavav.
The INDFEX ( India – Far East Express ) is run in consortium with Wanhai, K-Line, Shipping Corporation of India, Pacific International Lines ( PIL ) & Simatech, with Wan Hai deploying two vessels, and the others deploying one each. The service provides a weekly connection between the Far East and India. The port rotation is SHANGHAI, NINGBO , HONG KONG, SINGAPORE, PORT KLANG NORTH PORT, NHAVA SHEVA, PIPAVAV, COLOMBO, SINGAPORE, SHANGHAI
The first vessel m.v. WANHAI 509 berthed at Pipavav at 1048 hours / 14 March, 2016. Officials of APM Terminals Pipavav accorded a grand welcome to the vessel and her crew, captained by Capt. Ma Ke Zeng.
The operations were carried out successfully, using the new Post Panamax cranes, recently installed at the port.
The berthing of MV WANHAI 509 is yet another testimony of the infrastructure capabilities APM Terminals Pipavav has built over the years in handling container vessels, bulk & liquid cargo and RoRo vessels. The efficient port operations, service capabilities, excellent connectivity to the rich hinterlands in the North and West Regions of India via rail and road from port and being a part of the global APM Terminals portfolio provides confidence and reliability to our customers.
Commenting on the occasion, Managing Director of APM Terminals Pipavav, Mr. Keld Pedersen said, “We are delighted to welcome the new service ofbng509 at APM Terminals Pipavav. We thank the consortium for choosing our port and assure to provide the best services through our operation efficiency & service capabilities and dedicated and well trained employees.
This is a step towards our journey to be the “Port of choice” for all container, bulk & liquid cargo and RoRo vessels coming into and going from Western India.”
About APM Terminals Pipavav
APM Terminals Pipavav [Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd.] is a part of the APM Terminals Global Terminal Network of 72 operating ports, terminal facilities and 135 Inland services, employing 20,600 professionals across 69 countries around the world. APM Terminals designs, builds and operates ports and inland services. The world’s leading brands and shipping lines rely upon APM Terminals to ensure their supply chains and global network succeed in all markets.
APM Terminals Pipavav [Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd.] is India's first Public Private Partnership (PPP) Port in India having excellent connectivity to the Gujarat Region and the Northern hinterlands of India. It serves as a gateway for movement of containers, bulk, liquid and RORO cargo.