MSC sails under Indian flag to obtain feeder trade on India’s northwest coast

By Finance

 Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has released a feeder service to Indian port of Hazira, in the Gujarat state, making the coverage wider to 3 gateway ports in the state of Mundra, Pipavav and now Hazira.

The fixed-day weekly service will make a connection of Mundra, Nhava Sheva and Hazira to sail under the Indian flag to comply with Indian laws. The start of this new service comes after a reshuffling of the carrier’s East Africa, South Africa and Red Sea regional loops which share the port call of Mundra, giving the opportunity to export transshipment from Hazira to 5 mainline services calling weekly at Mundra.

Nhava Sheva will make a connection between ISES and East Africa service.
Other carriers are showing interest in the port of Hazira since it started container services in August last year, which involve Maersk Line, CMA CGM, UASC, CSCL, PIL and Shreyas Shipping.