Japanese ocean carrier Mitsui O.S.K. Lines announced plans to launch an India-Southeast Asia roll-on, roll-off service, later this month.
MOL Auto Logistics (India), a wholly owned subsidiary of MOL, said the monthly “pure car carrier” service will link Mumbai and Chennai/Ennore, India; Colombo and Hambantota, Sri Lanka; and Singapore. “The service will call also Mundra Port (India) once in three months.”
The company said cargo destined for the Far East, China, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands will be accepted on a “transshipment” basis via Singapore.
Established in 2008, MOL Auto Logistics operates an automobile management yard at the Port of Ennore to provide inland transport and port-related services for vehicle exports.
Currently, state-owned Mumbai, Chennai and Ennore as well as privately developed cargo hub Mundra are the only four ports in the country that have dedicated cargo export facilities.