APM Terminals Pipavav adds Maersk FM3 service linking to South East Asian and Chinese ports

Pipavav:The 9662 TEU capacity Maersk Salina arrived at APM Terminals Pipavav on January 15th representing the first call of Maersk Line’s FM3 Service to APM Terminals Pipavav.

The service links India to key markets through port calls in Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Nhava Sheva, India; Singapore and the Chinese ports of Dalian, Xingang, Qingdao, Busan, Gwangyang and Ningbo. The Maersk Salina loaded seafood, polymers, chemicals, dyes, tires etc. for export. Imports handled included home appliances, auto parts, machinery, plastic items, electrical/electronic goods and furniture.

Commenting on the development, Mr. Keld Pederson, Managing Director, APM Terminals Pipavav said, “We are persistent in our endeavor to offer best services to our customers by quick turnaround of cargos at the berth, at the yard & at the gate. The new addition by Maersk takes us one step closer in providing easy access to our customers located in north and west hinterland in India with key markets across the globe.”

About APM Terminals Pipavav

APM Terminals Pipavav is India’s leading gateway port for containers, general cargo, bulk, liquid and Ro/Ro cargoes serving customers in the state of Gujarat with ideal road and rail networks to India’s hinterland and northwest. The current annual general cargo capacity includes 5 million metric tons of dry bulk, 2 million metric tons of liquid bulk and approximately 250,000 passenger cars; and 1.35 million TEU container capacity. APM Terminals Pipavav [Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd.] is India’s first public private partnership (PPP) port in India.

APM Terminals Pipavav is part of the APM Terminals global terminal network which operates one of the world’s most comprehensive port and integrated inland service networks uniquely positioned to help shipping line and landside customers grow their business and achieve better supply chain efficiency, flexibility and dependability to compete and win in world markets.

The company’s team of 20,000 industry professionals focuses on delivering the operational excellence and solutions businesses require to reach their potential through a network of 76 ports and over 100 inland services locations globally.

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