DP World Chennai launches Chennai Colombo Gulf service
DP World Chennai hosted the launch of Simatech Shipping L.L.C’s Chennai Colombo Gulf Service (CCG Service) which will link South and East India to Arabian Gulf and East Africa transshipping, at Jebel Ali recently. The service with MV Sima Perfect made its maiden call. Simatech owns and operates three vessels namely Sima Perfect, Sima Prestige and Sima Sapphire which offers a fixed weekly sailing from Chennai. The weekly service will be calling on Chennai every Friday and sailing out on Saturday. Sima Perfect carried no import containers for discharge at Chennai since it was commencing the service afresh from Chennai, whereas the ship carried export boxes to Colombo and Jebel Ali. The major commodities carried by this service comprises of garments, granite, foodstuffs, seafood & general cargo. The new service will have a direct, dedicated and fast coverage from Chennai to Arabian Gulf. The CCG service will deploy 3x1200 TEU capacity vessels and operate with the following port rotation: Chennai - Colombo - Cochin - Jebel Ali - Cochin - Colombo - Chennai. This service also offers an efficient and fast feeder link via Jebel Ali into the entire Arabian Gulf region and China, Bangladesh & Pakistan via Colombo.