MSC announced the expansion of its current Sentosa service to connect major ports in China directly with India’s key ports of Mundra and Nhava Sheva and Colombo in Sri Lanka.
The new Sentosa rotation is alos expected to create a direct connection from north India to the main Southeast Asia ports and the United States West Coast, according to MSC.
The first vessel that will sail from the US West Coast to China and India will be MSC Mara, which is expected to depart Long Beach on 5 March. The ship is scheduled to call Qingdao port on 28 March, Ningbo on 1 April and Nhava Sheva on 17 April.
The first sailing from north India will be made by MSC Sola, which is due to depart Nhava Sheva on 13 February. The schedule includes a call at Shekou on 8 March and the ship should reach Long Beach on 26 March.