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New India to Far East service begins

A new service connecting India with South-East Asia and China has begun.

The new service will call at Visakhapatnam, Port Klang, Singapore, Busan, Qingdao, Shanghai and Shekou.

The service will be operated by the Ocean Alliance and will have vessels of up to 5,500 teu vessels.

The Ocean Alliance consists of China Cosco Shipping, Evergreen, CMA CGM and Orient Overseas Container Line.

“The service will not only provide both east and westbound connectivity covering Asia and East India, Far East and other sectors but also offer the customers a competitive price. The availability of two main liners will also give a distinctive advantage to the trade,” Visakhapatnam port chairman M.T. Krishna Babu told The Hindu.

The state-owned port of Visakhapatnam is situated on the Eastern coast of India, roughly half-way between Chennai and Kolkata.