Wednesday, February 19, 2014

DP World Chennai hosts launch of direct service

Source:http://www.sagarsandesh.com/news/dp-world-chennai-hosts-launch-of-direct-service/


Mr.T Johnson, MD, Greenways Shipping Agency Pvt.Ltd. Capt.Arul Lawrance, Chairman, CHENSAA, Mr.P S Krishnan, President, CCHAA, Mr.Ennarasu Karunesan, Director & CEO., D P World, Chennai, Mr.Atulya Misra, IAS. Chairman, Chennai Port Trust and Mr.N Vaiyapuri, Traffic Manager, Chennai Port Trust (L to R), during the launch of service in Chennai.

DP World Chennai has hosted the launch of Simatech Shipping L.L.C’s Chennai Colombo Gulf service (CCG Service) which will link South & East India to Arabian Gulf & East Africa trans-shipping at Jebel Ali. The service commenced on Feb. 14 with MV Sima Perfect making the maiden call.
The CCG service is a milestone for both DP World Chennai & Simatech Shipping. This service is a unique service to Gulf.
Simatech owns and operates three vessels namely Sima Perfect, Sima Prestige and Sima Sapphire by offering a weekly fixed sailing from Chennai. The weekly service will be calling Chennai every Friday and sailing out on Saturday.
On the inaugural service, Sima Perfect carried export boxes to Colombo & Jebel Ali. The major commodities carried by this service comprise garments, granite, food-stuff, seafood and general cargo.
The new service will have a direct, dedicated and fast coverage from Chennai to Arabian Gulf. The CCG service will deploy 3 x 1200 TEU capacity vessels and operate with the following port rotation: Chennai – Colombo – Cochin – Jebel Ali – Cochin – Colombo – Chennai.

This service also offers an efficient and fast feeder link via Jebel Ali into the entire Arabian Gulf region and China, Bangladesh and Pakistan via Colombo. Customers in Arabian Gulf have a reliable connection for importing fruit pulp, minerals, granite products, garments and general cargo and for East African customers automobiles, pharma goods and chemicals. 
On the return leg chemicals, scrap and boards from Gulf region and from East Africa groundnuts, coffee and machinery spares would be carried.
To commemorate the launch of this service, a function was held on board the vessel. The function was graced by Mr. Atulya Misra, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust; Mr. Ennarasu Karunesan, CEO & Director, DP World Chennai; Mr. T. Johnson, Managing Director, Greenways Shipping (Agents for Simatech Shipping LLC); Capt. Arul Lawrance, Chairman, the Chennai and Ennore Ports Steamer Agent’s Association; Mr. P. S. Krishnan, President, Chennai Custom House Agent’s Association; Mr. N. Vaiyapuri, Traffic Manager, Chennai Port; officials from Greenways Shipping and the DP World Chennai team.

The customary plaque exchange was carried out during the function. Mr. Atulya Misra greeted the master of the vessel, officials of DP World Chennai and Greenways Shipping. The Chennai Port would extend all the required support, he said and added that with the expected revival of economic scenario in India we can look forward to much more activity and additional services.
Capt. Anil Singh, Senior VP & Managing Director, DP World Indian Sub-continent, declared that it is a great pride for the CCT team to herald the new service being launched and would complement the existing product portfolio being offered to the EXIM trade.
Mr. Ennarasu Karunesan thanked Simatech Shipping and Greenways Shipping for having reposed faith and confidence in the services offered by DP World Chennai by calling this service at CCT. He further assured global productivity benchmarks will be matched in servicing this new product consistent with DP World’s philosophy of being the leader amongst terminal operators.
Mr. Mike Hilton, General Manager, Sima Marine, stated that the volume of trade between South India and Gulf countries is ever increasing and this service will create synergy between the two countries’ EXIM trade through direct link with the reduced transaction time.
Mr. T. Johnson, Managing Director, Greenways Shipping Agency Pvt. Ltd. said: “With the continued evolution of the shipping industry in the region and the consistent demand for reliable service products this new service would suitably address customer needs in the Indo – Gulf region.” This is a unique service and we hope that it would help the regional EXIM fraternity to a great extent in reaching out to the Middle East counterparts, he told Sagar Sandesh.

Capt. Arul Lawrance, Chairman, CHENSAA, complimented Chennai Port Trust, DP World, Simatech and Greenways Shipping for the continued growth of EXIM trade and adding ever more services to call at Chennai.
Mr. P. S. Krishnan expressed his delight on board the maiden visit of Sima Perfect, and sought the support of all attendees to bring more services for the EXIM Trade. DP World Chennai thanked all the stakeholders for their unstinted support which has enabled them to attract such direct services. “This will enhance the position of Chennai on the EXIM trade map”, said a Media statement from CCT.

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