Port Pipavav in tie-up with Petronas subsidiary
Port Pipavav has tied up with Malaysian International Shipping Corporation (Misc Berhad) for bringing in reefer (refrigerated containers) cargo through their ships to Port Pipavav.
Misc Berhad, a subsidiary of Petronas, Malaysia, is a leading international shipping line of Malaysia and currently berths ships at Nhava Sheva in Mumbai. Port Pipavav will be its second port destination in India. Port Pipavav will now have Misc Berhad’s Halal Express Service (HE1), a leading reefer carrier operating from the Far East to India, calling at the port.
Port Pipavav’s strategic location and the availability of high tech infrastructure for reefers make it the most attractive port in Gujarat for reefer containers. “Through this exclusive and independent service of Misc, shippers in the Gujarat region, including the seafood exporters in Delhi, Ludhiana and Jaipur, will get a direct and fast service to China and other South East Asian ports,” said PrakashTulsiani, MD, Port Pipavav.
“We are keen to make Port Pipavav an attractive port for North West India’s ex-cargo movement. This service will take us one step closer to achieving our goal,” he added. The Halal Express Service was first launched in November 2006. Following the encouraging response from the trade, the service has been upgraded with bigger vessels since April this year.