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MOL Launches New Container Service for Chennai, India

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL, President: Akimitsu Ashida) today announced the start of container service linking the Indian port of Chennai and the straits to meet rising demand for cargo transport in the booming Indian Market. MOL will offer this new service through joint operation with Singapore-based Sea Consortium Pte, Ltd., using each containership provided by each company.

This new service will bring the fastest and stable services from Japan to Chennai port in Madras by linking to MOLís Japan/Straits service. This new service will also connect to MOLís worldwide service at Singapore.

Press Release

[New Singapore/Chennai Service (Singapore Chennai Express (SMX))]

・ Rotation

Penang (Fri/Sat) - Singapore (Sun/Mon) - Port Kelang (Tue/Wed) - Chennai (Sun/Mon) -

Penang (Fri/Sat)

・ Transit time

Penang - Chennai 8 days

Singapore - Chennai 6 says

Port Kelang - Chennai 4 days

Chennai - Penang 4 days

Chennai - Singapore 6 days

Chennai - Port Kelang 8 days

Japan/Straits service (CHS1, CHS2) via connections at Singapore or Port Kelang:

Tokyo - Chennai 17 days

Yokohama - Chennai 17 days

Shimizu - Chennai 18 days

Nagoya - Chennai 18 days

Kobe - Chennai 17 days

・ Start of service

M/V MOL Karina: October 10 (Tue), departing Singapore

M/V MOL Karina: October 16 (Mon), departing Chennai


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