Swiss carrier Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has announced the revision of its India-Subcontinent-Europe Service (ISES) service with the addition of a call at Port of Pipavav, India effective mid September, according to the Shipping Gazette.
The service will continue to serve Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru) and Mundra with the deployment of seven 3,500-TEU. The port rotation will be Colombo, Nhava Sheva, Pipavav, Mundra, Salalah, Felixstowe, Hamburg, Antwerp, Jeddah and back to Colombo.
Port calls at Port Said and Barcelona now dropped by the ISES service are now to be serviced by the new India-Mediterranean service (I-Med) with the rotation of Colombo, Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Salalah, Port Said, Istanbul, Barcelona, Genoa, La Spezia, Port Said, Salalah and Colombo effective August 26.
Operational problems at Nhava Sheva have led carriers to re-route to Mundra and Pipava terminals, managed by AP Moller-Maersk, which serve fixed weekly sailings to Europe, US east and west coasts.