Singapore – August 3, 2023 – SeaLead, a global container shipping line, has announced the launch of a new service called FIX (Far East to India Express), which will connect ports in China to the east coast of India. The service will be undertaken in partnership with Sinotrans, SITC, and TS Lines. The first voyage will be on the 23rd August, 2023. Rotation will be Qingdao / Shanghai / Ningbo / Shekou / Chennai / Visakhapatnam / Port Kelang / Shekou / Qingdao. The FIX will offer one of the fastest transit times available from China to Chennai and Visakhapatnam.
The FIX service will offer a range of benefits to customers, including faster transit times, improved reliability, and increased flexibility. The service will also provide customers with access to a wider range of ports and destinations, allowing them to expand their business and reach new markets. In addition to direct ports, the service will also allow for other SeaLead direct and feeder services to be connected allowing connections to Australia, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia. Customers in India will also have options to the Mediterranean and ports in Egypt and Turkey with SeaLead services via Port Klang, allowing for speedy and reliable services between these areas.
Commenting on the launch, Shiva Mahadevan, Managing Director for South Asia and the Middle East, said, “We are proud to offer the FIX service to our customers based in India as it will provide them with a seamless and efficient way to transport their goods between China and the east coast of India and vice versa, as well as allow customers in other countries to access the opportunities that India has to offer.”
The new service announcement comes just weeks after SeaLead opened a new office in Mumbai to serve as a hub for its South Asia operations. This move is a sign of SeaLead’s commitment to the Indian market, which is forecast to be the fastest growing major economy in 2023. The new FIX service will provide efficient and reliable connections between China and India, two of the world’s largest economies, with bi-lateral trade expected to grow 10% in 2023. Helping contribute to this growth are several factors, including the continued economic growth and rise of the middle class of both countries, the implementation of new trade agreements between China and India, and the reduction of barriers to trade.
Sea Lead Shipping Pte Ltd is a privately-owned global shipping line founded in 2017 and headquartered in Singapore. Sea Lead has a presence in 18 countries and is focused on enabling and simplifying international trade among major economies and between emerging markets.