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Port of Felixstowe Welcomes SCI’s New Vessels

The Port of Felixstowe welcomed two of the Shipping Corporation of India’s (SCI) new 4,400-TEU vessels in January 2009, with the maiden calls of the SCI Mumbai and SCI Chennai on the 2nd and 7th respectively.

The introduction of these new vessels represents a significant step for the Line in securing its position within the Indian Sub-Continent - North Europe trade. These SCI-owned vessels replace the Line’s chartered tonnage in the European sector.



Chris Lewis, Chief Executive Officer of Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited, which owns the Port of Felixstowe, said:



“These impressive new 4,400-TEU additions to SCI’s vessel fleet will provide a significant boost to the Line’s capacity on the Indian Sub-Continent – North Europe trade, and we are delighted to welcome them to the Port of Felixstowe. The Port has a long-standing relationship with SCI and we thank them for their continued support.”



The two sister ships, which call at Felixstowe’s Trinity Terminal, each have a length overall of 264 metres, are 43,679 gross tonnes, and have a maximum draught of 12.5 metres.



The Indian Subcontinent Europe Service (ISES) service offers weekly sailings calling at Felixstowe - Rotterdam - Hamburg - Port Said - Colombo - Jawaharlal Nehru Port - Mundra - Port Said - Barcelona - Felixstowe.



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