The following release was published by Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC):
The following announcement supersedes our announcement of 15 August about the Indus Express.
MSC has revised the rotation of the Indus Express service and is launching a new Indusa service, starting on 1 September 2020.
The Indus Express service will focus on North West India, Pakistan, the Middle East and U.S. East Coast markets. The new Indusa service will connect Southeast India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh to U.S. East coast, with a call at Colombo in Sri Lanka to reinforce our offering for cargo shippers in the Indian subcontinent.
Both services will operate as standalone MSC services offering competitive transit times from the Middle East and Indian subcontinent region to the U.S. East Coast.
Our U.S. customers benefit from the possibility to import cargo from anywhere in India boosting predictability for effective supply chain planning.
The new rotation of Indus Express will be as follows with the first sailing Northern Javelin, voyage IU035A, ETD Abu Dhabi 28 August 2020:
Abu Dhabi – Jebel Ali – Port Qasim – Nhava Sheva – Mundra – Haifa – New York – Charleston – Savannah – Freeport – Houston – Freeport – Valencia – King Abdullah Port – Abu Dhabi – Jebel Ali – Karachi Port Qasim – Mundra
The rotation of the Indusa will be as follows with the first sailing MSC Ludovica, voyage IV036A, ETD Mundra 1 September 2020:
Mundra – Nhava Sheva – Colombo – Valencia – New York – Savannah – Norfolk – Mundra
Source: MSC (JK)