Hapag-Lloyd enhances IEX
Hapag-Lloyd is currently focusing on the connections to the Indian market. The carrier comments on congestion and lack of equipment on the spot: "The spike in demand coupled with limited vessel capacity has caused considerable disruption in the Indian market."
Now, the shipping line is investing in additional services to ease the build-up of containers in India and also to improve the challenging situation at the port of Colombo, which is heavily congested.
Starting end of January, Hapag-Lloyd is offering a fortnightly sailing from Chittagong to Krishnapatnam connecting Bangladesh onto the South India – Europe Express service (IEX). Furthermore one extra-loader vessel will be deployed between India and North Europe. (cd)