PSA Mumbai welcomed the inaugural call of Maersk Line’s ME2 service with the arrival of the 10,100-TEU “Maersk Gibraltar” on 12th August 2021. The ME2 marks PSA Mumbai’s eighth weekly call and second Europe service.
The first call at PSA Mumbai also marks an upgrade of the ME2 service with vessel capacity doubling to 10,000-TEU sized vessels and a revised port rotation: PSA Mumbai – Salalah – Jeddah – Suez Canal – Port Said East – Port Tangier Mediterranee– Algeciras – Valencia – Genoa – Port Said East – Suez Canal – Jeddah – Salalah – Mundra – PSA Mumbai.
Mr. Vikash Agarwal, Managing Director Maersk Line South Asia, commented, “We are glad to take our global relationship with PSA one step forward by commemorating our ME2 service at PSA Mumbai, giving us an edge to meet customer satisfaction. PSA Mumbai’s infrastructure will allow larger vessels to call the terminal leading to enhanced operational efficiency.”
Mr. Sivakumar Kaliannan, Managing Director of PSA Mumbai said, “We are excited to partner with Maersk Line on this upgraded ME2 service. In addition to our market-leading productivity and reliability, PSA Mumbai’s expansive rail facilities and growing range of inland solutions offer Maersk and its customers additional value and options.
“We will also continue playing our part to keep India’s maritime trade moving smoothly; whilst worldwide schedule disruptions have resulted in 61% of vessels arriving at PSA Mumbai off schedule during the first seven months of 2021, we have provided 93% berthing on arrival for these, helping carriers get back on schedule.”
About PSA’s Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals
PSA’s Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals (BMCT) is located in Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNP) in Maharashtra, India’s largest and premier container gateway. The terminal is equipped with the latest technology to offer customers fast turnaround of their vessels and is also wellconnected by major highways and rail networks to key markets in Maharashtra, Gujarat, and the National Capital Region of India. It serves the important industrial and manufacturing
centres and cities in Northwest India, as well as India’s largest hinterland with a population in excess of 400 million. BMCT’s Phase 1 development has a quay length of 1000 metres and the deepest berths at JNP, capable of handling super post-panamax vessels. When fully completed, the terminal will have a berth length of 2,000 metres.
About PSA International
PSA International (PSA) is a leading port group and trusted partner to cargo stakeholders. With flagship operations in Singapore and Antwerp, PSA’s global network encompasses over 50 locations in 26 countries around the world. The Group’s portfolio comprises 60 deepsea, rail and inland terminals, as well as affiliated businesses in distriparks, warehouses and marine services. Drawing on the deep expertise and experience from a diverse global team, PSA
actively collaborates with its customers and partners to deliver world-class port services alongside, develop innovative cargo solutions and co-create an Internet of Logistics. As the partner of choice in the global supply chain, PSA is “The World’s Port of Call”. Visit us at www.globalpsa.com, or follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook (@globalpsa).