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MOL to launch India- US east coast service

MOL to launch India- US east coast service

Tokyo: Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has announced that it will offer a new service, the India-America Express (IAX), directly connecting India and the United States beginning July 2007. The new IAX service, which will transit through the Suez Canal, will open trade to/from Egypt and the East Mediterranean via Damietta and Port Said.

The first vessel, the New Delhi Express, will depart from Colombo on Friday July 27 and follow the rotation:

Colombo (Thu / Fri) - Nhava Sheva (Sun / Mon) - Mundra (Tue / Wed) - Damietta (Tue/ Wed) - New York (Sat / Mon) - Norfolk (Tue / Wed) - Charleston (Thu / Thu) - Savannah (Fri / Fri) - Port Said (Wed / Thu) - Colombo (Thu / Fri).

The launch of the IAX service coincides with the debut of MOL's new Suez Express service (SZX), which in conjunction with the IAX will provide a comprehensive network for the Asia- US trade via the Suez Canal. It will follow the port rotation:

Singapore (Tue / Thu) - Colombo (Sun / Sun) - New York (Thu / Fri) - Charleston (Sun / Sun) - Savannah (Mon / Mon) - Norfolk (Wed / Wed) - Jebel Ali (Sun / Mon) - Port Kelang (Mon / Mon) - Singapore (Tue / Thu).   [27/06/07]