Maersk Line India a unit of Danish conglomerate A P Moller Maersk Group, has launched a new service from Salalah, Oman to the Krishnapatnam Port in Andhra Pradesh.
The weekly service to be started from April 17 will connect customers in the areas of AP, Northern Tamil Nadu and Eastern Karnataka directly to Oman and nearby region.
Krishnapatnam Port is a privately built and owned all weather, deep water port on the east coast of India, located in the Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh.
Chinta Sasidhar, Managing Director, Krishnapatnam Port Company Ltd (KPCL) said “ The new service will substantially reduce transit time in these areas and will also minimise the cost, which will be of a huge benefit to our customers. ”
Port of Salalah, operating since November 1998 and recognised globally as a leading transshipment hub positioned among the world's top ports, continues to play a vital role in the economic future of the Sultanate of Oman.
The service would touch on ports in Salalah, Colombo, Krishnapatnam Port and Kattupalli, said a release from Krishnapatnam Port, a private port promoted by Hyderabad-based C V R Group.
The shipping lines service coupled with the Chennai Express which has been calling Krishnapatnam Port for almost two years will benefit a large number of exporters and importers. Faster transit time and weekly fixed cut-off will ensure a smooth supply chain for customers, according to the company.