The first sailing of the new container carrier Emirates Shipping Line will be from Colombo on 24th May 2006, marking the launch of the services and operations of the company.
Subject to FMC approval, the launch of the new service - Indus Express (IDX) is in partnership with several key partners where Emirates Shipping Line will provide two 3,000 TEU ships out of eight.
Vikas Khan, CEO of Emirates Shipping Line, said that the sailing marked the first step in building a comprehensive network of services connecting strategic commercial and trading centres around the world.
“The launch of Emirates Shipping Line is a proud moment for everyone connected with this shipping line. This is just the beginning and we will be expanding our service, offering to meet needs of our customers around the world.
“The strength of Emirates Shipping Line is our strategic positioning in the dynamic markets of the Middle East, China and India. With our network and understanding of these key areas we can provide world class services to our customers.” said Khan.
The port rotation of the new IDX service is :
Colombo, Tuticorin, Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Barcelona, New York, Norfolk, Charleston, Barcelona, Colombo.