OOCL announces WM3 for Asiaeurope trade
Major ports have recorded a growth of 4.58 per cent and together handled
560.97 million tonnes of cargo during the period April 2017 to January 2018, as against 536.41 million tonnes handled during the corresponding period of the previous year. For the period from April 2017 to January 2018, eight ports, i.e. Kolkata, including Haldia, Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Chennai, Cochin, New Mangalore, JNPT and Deendayal have registered positive growth in traffic. OOCL is extending its Mediterranean service network to the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent by introducing its new Middle East/pakistan/india - West Mediterranean Service (WM3) that provides direct linkage between the Middle East, Pakistan, India, Italy, Spain, France and Egypt, offering more competitive and reliable services than transhipment options. It also provides the fastest transit time to the West Mediterranean, particularly to the Italian market. In addition, the strategic hubs in Khor Al Fakkan and Jebel Ali will allow it to further connect its services to various OOCL networks in the region, thus offering exceptional flexibility and more shipping options to customers. WM3 port rotation: Khor Al Fakkan Jebel Ali - Karachi - Mundra - Nhava Sheva - Jeddah - Suez - Malta - La Spezia - Genova - Barcelona Valencia - Tangier - Fos Genova - Malta - Damietta - Suez - Jeddah - Khor Al Fakkan.
Port (Apr 2017Jan 2018)
Traffic growth (per cent)