Hapag-Lloyd launches new services to and from India


Due to growing demand, Hapag-Lloyd will offer two new services to and from India. The two new services, the South East India – Europe Express (IEX) and the Middle East-India-Africa Express (MIAX), will begin operating in October 2019.

Both the IEX and the MIAX will strengthen and improve Hapag-Lloyd’s position in India and connect the country even more closely to Northern Europe and Africa.

The IEX will provide a direct connection between South and East India and Europe. The weekly service, jointly operated with ONE, YML and COSCO, will be made up of nine 6,500 TEU vessels, with Hapag-Lloyd contributing four ships. The first departures are scheduled for October 26.

The MIAX, launching on October 12, will support the growing demand of transport capacity between India and Africa. Hapag-Lloyd will operate MIAX jointly with ONE. A total of nine vessels with a capacity of 2,800 TEU each, will serve on this new route, five of which will be provided by Hapag-Lloyd.

Hapag-Lloyd has a strong network of services connecting key markets through Indian ports. The launch of two new services – IEX and MIAX – will create stronger opportunities for EXIM cargo and for Indian manufacturers to cater to global markets. At DP World, it is our constant endeavour to deliver the best services to our partners in the supply chain with highest levels of efficiency. We are extremely pleased to be chosen by Hapag-Lloyd yet again as it reinforces their confidence in our capabilities to add value to trade”, Rizwan Soomar, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, DP-World Indian Sub-Continent.

Hapag-Lloyd entered the Indian market 12 years ago and has established a presence with 12 services and 14 offices.

Source: Hapag-Lloyd