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October 02, 2006

MOL Launches New Container Service for Chennai, India

TOKYO - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL, President: Akimitsu Ashida) today announced the start of container service linking the Indian port of Chennai and the straits to meet rising demand for cargo transport in the booming Indian Market. MOL will offer this new service through joint operation with Singapore-based Sea Consortium Pte, Ltd., using each containership provided by each company.
This new service will bring the fastest and stable services from Japan to Chennai port in Madras by linking to MOL's Japan/Straits service. This new service will also connect to MOL's worldwide service at Singapore.

New Singapore/Chennai Service (Singapore Chennai Express (SMX))

Rotation
Penang (Fri/Sat) - Singapore (Sun/Mon) - Port Kelang (Tue/Wed) - Chennai (Sun/Mon) - Penang (Fri/Sat)

Transit time

Penang - Chennai 8 days
Singapore - Chennai 6 says
Port Kelang - Chennai 4 days
Chennai - Penang 4 days
Chennai - Singapore 6 days
Chennai - Port Kelang 8 days

Japan/Straits service (CHS1, CHS2) via connections at Singapore or Port Kelang:

Tokyo - Chennai 17 days
Yokohama - Chennai 17 days
Shimizu - Chennai 18 days
Nagoya - Chennai 18 days
Kobe - Chennai 17 days

Start of service

M/V MOL Karina: October 10 (Tue), departing Singapore
M/V MOL Karina: October 16 (Mon), departing Chennai

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