DP World's London Gateway welcomed the new IEX service, Al Rawdah, on Monday 27th January.
The IEX service is the only shipping service linking the East Coast of India to the UK and opens up new trading opportunities for shippers in both the UK and India. With this new service, the number of direct services between the Indian sub-continent and London Gateway increases to three per week - more than any other port in the UK.
London Gateway said that the new service provides customers with the only direct service from the East Coast of India to the UK.
The new service which is a collaboration between COSCO, Hapag Lloyd, Yang Ming, ONE and OOCL, operates nine 6,500 TEU vessels on a weekly fixed rotation calling:
Vizag – Krishnapatnam – Chennai – Tuticorin – Colombo – Cochin – Damietta – Piraeus – Rotterdam – London Gateway– Hamburg – Antwerp – Le Havre – Damietta – Jeddah– Colombo – Vizag.