Evergreen Line, “K” Line, COSCO, Wan Hai and Pacific International Lines (PIL) are combining to introduce two new joint services serving the China-India subcontinent trade from early September.
Both will feature direct port calls at Karachi and Mundra with vessels of 4,200 in capacity.
The PMX (Pakistan Mundra Express) service will utilise six ships, calling at Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Singapore, Port Klang, Karachi, Mundra, Colombo and Singapore once more before returning to Qingdao.
The PIX (Pakistan India Express), which will employ five ships, is scheduled to commence with a sailing from Jiangyin (Fuzhou) on September 8, 2016, and call at Hong Kong, Nansha, Shekou, Singapore, Port Klang, Colombo, Karachi, Mundra, Port Klang and then back to Jiangyin.
The intention behind the new routings is to provide an efficient service between China, Northwest India and Pakistan as well as to enhance connectivity with transhipment hubs in Singapore, Port Klang and Colombo.