ONE and HMM Introduce Direct Routes from India to US

Beginning in May, Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Hyundai (HMM) will launch direct shipping services connecting India’s West Coast with the East Coast of the United States. This new service offering looks to bolster their presence on this important- and growing- trade route, expanding shipping capacity and offering more choices and competitive rates for shippers and freight forwarders.

ONE’s WIN Service

Last year ONE announced the introduction of the West India North America (WIN) service, aimed at enhancing its offerings from the Indian subcontinent. On May 12th, 2024, the first voyage of the vessel ONE Modern is scheduled to depart Hazira.

The WIN service will utilize a fleet of nine vessels, operating on a weekly basis from the Indian ports of Hazira, Nhava Sheva, and Mundra to New York, Norfolk, Savannah, and Charleston. This service complements existing India-US East Coast services provided by Hapag/CMA India America Express (Indamex) and MSC Indus Express (INDUS), ultimately improving trade efficiency and capacity between the two regions.

HMM’s IAX Service

HMM will secure container slots from ONE’s independent India-US East Coast service to establish the India America Express (IAX) service, in an initiative to expand it’s network and service coverage. The routes through IAX include New York, Savannah, Jacksonville, Charleston, and Norfolk to Port Qasim, Hazira, Nhava Sheva, and Mundra.

“There is growing demand for shipping services from India, evidenced by the increase in Indian exports and new service offerings by ocean carriers” commented Jason Cook, Managing Director of Ardent Global Logistics. “With the increased competition among carriers, we expect preferential pricing for customers in the near future.”

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