Far Shipping starts India-Gulf service

DUBAI — Far Shipping Lines (FSL) has launched a new feeder service operating between Jebel Ali, Colombo, Haldia, Vizag and Chennai with effect from August 2005.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Fri 12 Aug 2005, 12:50 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 4:14 PM

The new service will provide better connectivity between the Gulf and East Coast Indian ports.

Far Shipping Lines is headquartered in Singapore and is a part of the Far Glory Holdings group based in Dalian-China. Far Shipping presently operates its own and chartered vessels on the east coast of India and is the premier carrier in the region.

FSL's core competency is in the ISC-East Coast Region, and now as part of their expansion programme they have decided to connect ECI ports to Jebel Ali as well.

Far Shipping will operate two vessels, MV Budi Aman and MV Budi Teguh of 1032 TEUs capacity each. Both vessels have a service speed of 16.5 knots which will assist in maintaining competitive transit time and schedule integrity.

This service will give a great boost to the growing trade between GCC countries and Arabian Gulf with the East coast Indian ports of Haldia, Chennai, Vizag and Calcutta. This is a pioneering effort by FSL to bridge this shipping-corridor thereby giving the trade new vistas and opportunities to move their containerised cargoes in this region.

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