Indamex carriers adding Savannah
APL, CMA CGM, and Hapag-Lloyd will next month extend their joint weekly India-America Express Service (Indamex) further down the U.S. East Coast to include a call at the Port of Savannah.
The Indamex service will also include stops at Damietta in Egypt on its way to New York and other U.S. ports, and on through the Suez Canal.
The first call at the Georgia port will be made May 11 by the 4,367-TEU “CMA CGM Eiffel.”
“This service enhancement is a reflection of the growing trade via the Suez route of high value products destined to the U.S. East Coast. Our customers are asking for greater breadth of coverage through the Suez, and we’re responding,” the three carriers said in a joint statement.
The Indamex service uses seven ships averaging about 4,230 TEUs and will have a revised port rotation of Colombo, Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Damietta, New York, Norfolk, Charleston, Savannah, Port Said and back to Colombo.
CMA CGM-subsidiaries ANL and MacAndrews both take slots on the service.