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APL, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd enhance joint India - America Express Service

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First call at Savannah, GA, May 11 for Suez Canal service

Leading ocean container carriers APL, CMA CGM, and Hapag-Lloyd announced today that they’ll extend their Indian Subcontinent Service ’ the Indamex (India - America Express Service) ’ further down the East Coast of the United States to Savannah, GA.

The weekly express service originating in Colombo, Sri Lanka, will make its first call at Savannah May 11. Savannah becomes the fourth US port of call for the Indamex Service after New York, Norfolk and Charleston.

‘This service enhancement is a reflection of the growing trade via the Suez route of high value products destined to the US East Coast. Our customers are asking for greater breadth of coverage through the Suez, and we’re responding,’ the lines explained.

In addition to Savannah, the joint operators of the service announced that the Indamex will make regularly scheduled stops at Damietta, Egypt, on its voyage to the US through the Suez Canal.

APL, Hapag-Lloyd and CMA CGM operate seven vessels in the Indamex Service ’ with nominal capacity ranging from 3,800 to 4,500 teus (twenty-foot equivalent units). The ships will call at the following ports: Colombo, Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Damietta, New York, Norfolk, Charleston, Savannah, Port Said, Colombo.