Shreyas Shipping and Logistics, India’s leading feeder operator, has started a fortnightly coastal container service linking DP World’s Vallarpadam Transshipment Terminal at Cochin with major ports on the east coast.
The Mumbai-based carrier is using vessels with capacities of approximately 1,700 20-foot-equivalent units on the new service, which likely would help DP World Cochin push its transshipment business.
The port coverage is as follows: Cochin, Chennai, Visakhapatnam and Kolkata.
The Vallarpadam terminal, a public-private partnership between Cochin Port Trust and Dubai-based DP World, is India’s first transshipment facility, competing with hubs in Sri Lanka, Singapore and the Middle East. The terminal began commercial operations in February 2011.
Shreyas, which also offers a feeder link from Cochin to Nhava Sheva Port (Jawaharlal Nehru), currently has a fleet of six container vessels.