SCI adds Pipavav to its SMILE Service

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

December 22, 2015

SCI's Container vessel Photo AFP

SCI's Container vessel Photo AFP


The SMILE service of the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) already having an established Coastal market from Mundra and Pipavav to Cochin / Tuticorin will now have a direct Exim service from Pipavav to Jebel Ali. The service will cater to the Exim Trade from Pipavav to Gulf. The Exim call at Pipavav is in the interest of SCI’s valued customers in terms of providing an efficient and reliable service for Coastal as well as Exim cargo.

The SMILE service is a dedicated SCI Service having 3 x 1600 teu Indian Flag vessels catering to Gulf Markets from Indian subcontinent and Coastal Trade on the west coast of India.  SCI in its continuous efforts to facilitate shipping solutions to the Indian trade has now upgraded the Exim port call on the SMILE Service.

SCI will have a double dip in Pipavav to cater to the Coastal and Exim trade. The weekly Pipavav call to Jebel Ali will commence from the mv Rajiv Gandhi SM 302W, eta 22nd December 2015 and the new port rotation will be: Jebel Ali – Mundra – Pipavav – Cochin – Tuticorin – Colombo – Pipavav – Mundra – Jebel Ali

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