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CMA CGM's Cheng Lie to launch two new China-India services

CMA CGM's Cheng Lie to launch two new China-India services

Taipei: Taiwan based Cheng Lie Navigation (CLN), which was taken over by French Container liner company CMA CGM last April, has announced that is is to launch two new services between China and India.

"These new services are expected to meet our customers' needs, and will allow connect growing container markets of China to Southeast-Asia and India." says Igal Dafni, CLN president.

The first service, called "NIX" (New India Express) is a new China/Korea - Southeast Asia - India service in partnership with Korea Marine Transport Company (KMTC) and will focus on the West coast of India i.e. Nhava Sheva. This new fixed day weekly service will operate with five containerships (of which KMTC will provide four).
The service will commence on July 29th in Busan and follow the port rotation: Xingang - Qingdao - Busan - Hong Kong - Shekou - Singapore - Port Klang - Nhava Sheva -Port Klang - Singapore - Hong Kong - Busan - Xingang.

The second, the NCC service (New North China) will be launched in partnership with Wan Hai Lines and will deploy four 1,700teu vessels from North China to Chennai. The service will commence in September and follow the port rotation: Qingdao - Lianyungang - Shanghai - Singapore - Port Kelang - Chennai - Port Kelang - Singapore - Hongkong - Qingdao.  [26/07/07]