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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Direct service to China and Singapore from Tuticorin

PSA SICAL Terminals Limited-operated Tuticorin container terminal is now directly connected to China and Singapore through China Middle East service of Wan Hai Lines. The first ship to call on the Tuticorin container terminal under this service is MV Wan Hai 302 on 14 June, 2006.

This is the third direct mainline service to call at Tuticorin after the India-US Express, which commenced last month and the Round-The-World mainline service which kicked off in the year 2004.

The China Middle East service would see the deployment of six vessels with capacities ranging from 2,200 to 2,400 twenty foot equivalent unit (TEUs). The port rotation would be Tuticorin, Port Klang, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Dalian, Tianjin, Qingdao, Xing Ang, Ningbo, Shekou, Hongkong, Singapore, Port Klang, Jebel Ali, Bander Abbas and Karachi before returning to Tuticorin.

Commenting on the new service John Quok, general manager, PSA SICAL Terminals, said, "With these direct mainline services and an extensive network of feeder services, we will be able to send this article to a friendmeet the growing demand for connectivity not only between important cities in the China Middle East sea route but also with the other key international ports."

The Tuticorin container terminal is not linked to a total of 35 destinations across the world including ports in Europe, US and China.

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