INDAMEX LOSES SAFMARINE TO MAERSK SERVICE, GAINS LYKES
Effective from July 1, Safmarine Container Lines is ending its involvement in the joint weekly U.S./Indian subcontinent “Indamex” service of CMA CGM, Contship and the Shipping Corp. of India. Instead, it is to start taking space from sister company Maersk Sealand, on its weekly Mid East Container Line service.
The MECL service uses eight ships averaging 4,163 TEUs and calls at Halifax, Nova Scotia; New York, N.Y.; Norfolk, Va.; Charleston, S.C.; Algeciras; Gioia Tauro; Port Said; Jeddah; Salalah; Jebel Ali; Colombo; Nhava Sheva; Salalah; Gioia Tauro; Algeciras; Halifax; New York; Norfolk and Charleston.
CP Ships-owned Lykes Lines has stepped into the breach left by Safmarine and is now taking slots on the Indamex service. The weekly Indamex service uses eight vessels averaging 1,651 TEUs and has a port rotation of New York, Norfolk, Charleston, Port Said, Colombo, Tuticorin, Nhava Sheva, New York, Norfolk and Charleston.