Bengal Tiger Line (BTL) has launched a new India-Saudi-Iraq (ISI) service that connects Mundra, Dammam, Umm Qasr, Mundra. The service will start on 8 February 2023 with the 929 teu XO LUCKY at Mundra. The move will mark BTL's return to the India West Coast where it has appointed Oasis Shipping as its agent. Oasis is BTL's current agent in East and South India.
MSC will launch a new India-West Med service connecting Abu Dhabi, Jebel Ali, Mundra, Nhava Sheva, Djibouti, Gioia Tauro, Genoa, Barcelona, Valencia, Salerno, Gioia Tauro, Marsaxlokk, King Abdullah, Jeddah, Abu Dhabi. The first sailings will depart from Abu Dhabi on 19 December 2022 with the 4,992 teu MSC SHANGHAI.
CMA CGM will launch a new India East Coast Express 2 (IEX 2) service connecting Singapore, Chennai, Colombo, Singapore from the end of May 2022. The service turn in 2 weeks using 2 ships of 1,700 teu starting from Singapore on 30 May 2022 with the 1,732 SONGA TIGER.
X-Press Feeders and Transworld Feeders have added a new call at Pipavav on the Nhava Sheva Mundra Gulf X-Press (NMG) service. The new NMG rotation will call Jebel Ali, Sohar, Pipavav, Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Jebel Ali. The first Pipavav was made on 5 January 2022 by the 2,764 teu TSS SHAMS, with the second vessel the 2,826 teu X-PRESS EUPHRATES to make the next call on 13 January 2022. The NMG rotation before the addition of the new Pipavav call in Jan 2022