Direct container service between India and Myanmar started

Monday, 13 October 2014 12:12 administrator

Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal Flagging off SCI Vessel, MV Kamal to Yangon PortThe fortnightly container service operated by The Shipping Corporation of India to facilitates export and import.


Nellore. Krishnapatnam Port, one of the largest and fastest growing ports on the East Coast of India, flagged off a direct container shipping service between the Indian Subcontinent and Myanmar on October 3. The Yangon service is a fortnightly container service operated by The Shipping Corporation of India connecting the Indian Subcontinent with Myanmar.

Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited (KPCL) will facilitate the fortnightly service to the Port of Yangon, which is about 1,100 nautical miles. The new service, with a 1200 TEUs vessel SCI Kamal, will connect the ports of Chennai-Krishnapatnam-Yangon-Colombo and will enable the trade to reach these destinations quicker and at a reduced cost. Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal’s (KPCT) global standards and efficient services will help the traders to export clinker, telecom equipment and cars; import pulses, timber and garments.

In line with the Government focus on developing bilateral trade between India and Yangon, KPCL has always been at the forefront in deriving strategies and methodologies that would bring various corporates and trade associations from both the countries to connect, partner and do business for mutual benefits.

Mr C Sasidhar, Managing Director, Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited, said, “At KPCL, we go beyond our business objectives and look at achieving a global partnership between nations. We aim to bring a paradigm shift in the Indian Shipping industry and look forward for more such initiatives in future.”

Capt S Narula, Director-Liner & Passenger Services, The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd,said, “The Yangon service will boost bilateral trade relations between India and Myanmar by opening immense opportunities for exporters and importers in these countries.”