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Maersk Line Launches an India-Middle East-Mediterranean Service- ME-5 at DP World Chennai

Feb 25, 2015   17:58 IST 
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

DP World Chennai celebrated the berthing of Maersk Line’s new service – ME-5, an India-Middle East-Mediterranean service. The first vessel to call at DP World Chennai under ME-5 Service was Maersk Idaho. The maiden call of the vessel was commemorated with a function on board on February 24, 2015.

Dignitaries present at the ceremony were Mr I. Jeyakumar, Deputy Chairman, Chennai Port Trust and Mr. Vaiyapuri, Traffic Manager, Chennai Port Trust. The occasion was co-hosted by DP World officials and Maersk Line representatives including Mr. Anoop Kumar, Regional Manager – Sales, Mr. Sam Earnest, Regional Manager – Operations and Mr. Vaz Wilbert, Regional Manager – Customer Service.

On the occasion, K. K .Krishnadas, CEO, DP World Chennai said, “It is an honor to be chosen yet again by Maersk line for our services. It is a constant endeavor for us at DP World to deliver the best service to our customers with highest levels of efficiency. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Maersk Line for the trust they have shown in us and our ability to service them.”

The weekly service is scheduled to call at Chennai every Tuesday at 0900 Hours and sail out on Wednesday 0900 Hours. ME-5 service will deploy 7 x 4500 TEU capacity vessels and operate with the following port rotation:


Port Said, Algeciras, Valencia, Genoa, Port Said, Aqaba, Jeddah, Djibouti, Salalah, Colombo, Chennai, Colombo, Salalah, Jeddah, Aqaba and back to Port Said


About DP World:

DP World has a portfolio of more than 65 marine terminals across six continents(1), including new developments underway in India, Africa, Europe and the Middle East.


Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than three quarters of its revenue. In 2013, DP World handled 55 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container units). With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, capacity is expected to rise to more than 100 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.


DP World has a dedicated, experienced and professional team of around 30,000 people serving its customers around the world, and the company constantly invests in terminal infrastructure, facilities and people to provide quality services today and tomorrow, when and where customers need them.


In taking this customer-centric approach, DP World is building on the established relationships and superior level of service demonstrated at its flagship Jebel Ali facility in Dubai, which has been voted “Best Seaport in the Middle East” for 20 consecutive years.


(1) As of July 2014.

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