Evergreen launches India-Gulf service

Evergreen Line has announced that it is to partner with Simatech, a feeder operator based in Dubai, UAE, to launch a joint Chennai-Colombo-Gulf (CCG) service.

The CCG service will utilize four container ships of around 2,000 TEU each; one to be operated by Evergreen Line and the remaining three by Simatech. The first sailing of the weekly service will be from Colombo, Sri Lanka, and will call at Vizag, India; Krishnapatnam, India; Chennai, India; Colombo; Cochin, India; Jebel Ali, UAE; Sohar, Oman; Cochin and Colombo once more.

In addition to providing efficient transportation services linking the major ports of southern India and Sri Lanka with the Gulf, this intra-regional service will also connect to Evergreen’s global service network via its transhipment hub in Colombo.