Evergreen Line, Wan Hai Line and Interasia Lines will launch a weekly Taiwan-Madras Trunk Service (TMT Service) commencing 29 April from the port of Taichung.
“India enjoys an annual economic growth rate of 8-9% with the cargo volume increasing from the Far East to India each year,” said a spokesperson for the three carriers.
“As the main gate for East India, Chennai has bright future.” It will also be the first time that Evergreen Line has called at a port in East India.
The 28-day trade route is as follows: Taichung-Keelung-Hong Kong-Hong Kong(MID stream)-Nansha-Shekou-Port Klang-Chennai-Penang-Port Klang-Singapore-Yantian-Hong Kong-Taichung
Evergreen Line will deploy one ship, Wan Hai will deploy two vessels and Interasia Lines will also supply one ship of 1300 TEUs to operate in this trade lane. Interasia Lines’ Karin Schulte will make the first sailing.