OOCL enters IDX joint shipping service
Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has announced its participation in the IDX joint shipping service, for trade between India and the Indian Subcontinent and the US East Coast, effective January 2007. The IDX service is OOCL’s first direct service between India and the US East Coast, and comes in response to customer’s increased demand for quality service from India’s fast-growing market.
The IDX service will deploy eight vessels with a capacity of 2,500 - 2,600 TEU each, with extensive port coverage for the west coast of India. It will also provide fast transit time for cargo from Karachi relayed over Mundra.
The IDX’s fixed weekly schedule covers Colombo - Tuticorin - Nhava Sheva - Mundra - Barcelona - New York - Norfolk - Charleston - Barcelona - Colombo, for a 56-day rotation.