Krishnapatnam Port to be now linked to Oman with a new service

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Krishnapatnam Port, the country’s largest all-weather deep water port on the east-cost, will be connected with a new service from Salalah, Oman by Maersk Line India, starting April 17.

The new service will connect the customers in the surrounding areas of Andhra Pradesh, Northern Tamil Nadu and Eastern Karnataka directly to Oman and neighbouring region.

It will offer fast transit time between Eastern coast of India, Sri Lanka and Oman, Krishnapatnam Port Company limited(KPCL) said.

The ports of rotation for the services are: Salalah-Colombo-Krishnapatnam Port-Kattupalli-Salalah.

Commenting on the development, KPCL managing director Chinta Sashidhar said “We are very pleased to welcome Mearsk Line and look forward to a rewarding professional relationship. 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.”

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.
Source: Business Standard