Date: 28/05/2024

SITC commences MIM service connecting Malaysia, India (Haldia) & Myanmar 

SITC, a leading Intra-Asia shipping line, has announced a direct weekly service linking Port Klang and Yangon to Haldia Dock Complex (HDC) of Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port, Kolkata (SMPK) with a first-of-its-kind Weekly Express Service. 
All Far East ports including in China/Japan will be connected via Port Klang.
The first vessel, SITC Nagoya, is expected to berth at HICT around June 5, 2024, and the 2nd vessel in the Loop Service, SITC Tianjin, will call Haldia around June 12, 2024. It is for the first time in the history of SMPK operations that a weekly regular direct service to Yangon/Port Klang is calling Haldia Container Terminal operated by J M Baxi Ports and Logistics Pvt. Ltd who were awarded the operations and maintenance contract by Kolkata Port Trust for integrated container handling operations, highlighted a release.
The port rotation of this weekly service will be Port Klang-Haldia-Yangon-Port Klang. 
This has been a strategic launch from SITC, represented in India by Eastern Liners Shipping Pvt. Ltd (J M Baxi Group), and SMPK, aimed at enhancing and providing shipping efficiency to the fast-growing ex-im trade in this region.
In today’s dynamic global trade landscape, SITC realises that efficiency and flexibility are of paramount importance and hence they continue to build strategic services to various east coast ports like Haldia, Chennai and Visakhapatnam with best-in-class transit times from the Far East. 
The partnership between SITC and HDC (SMPK) will spur development in West Bengal and the other fast-developing states of Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and the entire North East, as the region will benefit with the fastest transit time and direct connectivity for their exports and imports. 
This service will also help connect cargoes to Nepal and Bhutan and emerging NE states, the release added.
Source: Exim News Service: Kolkata, May 27