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Following its acquisition last April by CMA CGM, Taipei-based Cheng Lie Navigation Corporation (CNC) is launching two new services between China and India. The first, launched on July 29 in partnership with Korea Marine Transport Co (KMTC), is a new China/Korea–Southeast Asia–India service called NIX (New India Express).

CNC launches China–India services

Focusing on the west coast of India (ie Nhava Sheva), the fixed-day weekly service will operate with five container vessels, four from KMTC and one from CNC. Its rotation will be Xingang – Qingdao – Busan – Hong Kong – Shekou – Port Klang – Nhava Sheva – Port Klang – Singapore – Hong Kong – Busan – Xingang.

The second launch is the new NCC North China–South India Express Service, designed to serve the booming China market and the east coast of India, centred on Chennai. It will begin in September, in partnership with Wan Hai lines and Sea Consortium.

NCC will operate with four 1,700 teu vessels and, according to CNC, will offer one of the fastest services between China and Chennai, with an average of 10 days from Shanghai and 12 days from northern China. Its rotation will be Qingdao – Lianyungang – Shanghai – Singapore – Port Klang – Chennai – Port Klang – Singapore – Hong Kong – Qingdao.