Orient Overseas adds to Far East-India Service

Our Bureau Kolkata | Updated on August 23, 2011

According to a new vessel sharing arrangement, the Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has joined China-India NCX service now being run by Samudera Shipping and Japan's Mitsui OSK Lines.

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The service links Shenzhen-Da Chan Bay (Central China) with the Jawaharlal Nehru port.


OOCL, which will offer one vessel, recently chartered 2732-TEU Antje Wulff, thus bringing the total number of vessels deployed on the route to five of the capacity ranging between 2,000 and 2,700 TEUs. The new port rotation will be Ningbo-Shanghai-Shenzhen Da Chan Bay-Hong Kong-Singapore-JN Port-Colombo- Port Kelang- Singapore- Shanghai-Ningbo.

Proposed rotation

In the proposed rotation, two new calls at Ningbo and Colombo have been added and the turnaround time will be five weeks instead of the present four.

The NCS service thus completes OOCL's offering on the China-India sector as it adds to the APL-OOCL-China India Express (CIX) and Yang-Ming-OOCL China/Pakistan/India Express, shipping industry sources said .

Published on August 23, 2011

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