DP World Cochin launches new weekly service to further strengthen trade between India and the Middle East

DP World, the global provider of smart end-to-end supply chain, welcomed their newly launched weekly service ‘PIC2’ at its International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) in Cochin. With a vessel capacity of 2,407 TEUs, the new service by Unifeeder Group will enhance the connectivity of the East Coast to Cochin and ultimately to the Middle East.

‘PIC2’ service’s maiden vessel, M.V. SSL Delhi, was inaugurated at DP World’s terminal in Cochin on 17th May 2023, and the new service will provide seamless connectivity between Chennai, Krishnapatanam, Visakhapatnam, Tuticorin, Kandla, Karachi, and Jebel Ali. With this development, DP World Cochin now provides four direct sailing weekly services for the Middle East region.

“With enviable multimodal connectivity and the introduction of the fourth direct service to the Middle East, ‘PIC2’ service, DP World Cochin positions itself as a gateway for seamless transportation, revolutionizing the way goods are transported and fostering greater trade efficiency. It leverages this robust infrastructure to enhance efficiency, reduce transit times, and enable businesses to access global markets with unprecedented ease.”

Praveen Joseph, CEO, DP World Cochin

The port terminal has improved its ability to handle post-panamax ships as of February 2023. Since opening in 2011, the 605-meter-long terminal has successfully handled 6 million TEUs, a significant accomplishment. 

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