ONE launches new service connecting West India to US

ONE launches new service connecting West India to US

Ocean Network Express (ONE) has announced its new West India North America (WIN) service which connects India’s West Coast and the US East Coast.

The new WIN service will offer a weekly route from Hazira, Nhava Sheva, Mundra to New York, Norfolk, Savannah, Charleston.

The service will also call at Damietta, Algeciras, Jeddah, which offers further connection to Mediterranean destinations in combination with other services. 

The new service will be operated by a fleet of nine vessels, all of which are operated by ONE. Commencement of the service will take place in May 2024.

The service rotation is as follows:

Bin Qasim – Hazira – Nhava Sheva – Mundra – Damietta – Algeciras – New York – Savannah – Jacksonville – Charleston – Norfolk – Damietta – Jeddah – Bin Qasim

READ: ONE Q2 2023 revenue crashes by 62 per cent

India has recorded an export volume of approximately $453 billion for merchandise trade with an annual growth rate of 15 per cent in 2022, according to World Trade Outlook and Statistics published by World Trade Organisation.

ONE India was established in 2018 and have since built a network of 25 offices with 410 employees by 2022. As of November 2023, ONE provides 22 weekly services which collectively covers 11 ports in India.

“At ONE, we have been committed to the India market since day one, and the new WIN is another milestone for our business,” said Apramapar Singh, General Manager of India Marketing in ONE India.

“Hazira container terminal is a gateway to the industrially vibrant belt of South Gujarat, North Maharashtra and Central India.

“ONE’s new WIN will provide customers in this region with a fast and direct service to meet their needs for on-time delivery to and from North America.” 

READ: ONE launches East-Mediterranean-South Eastern Europe service

Zach Connors, Senior Director and Head of Sales of ONE North America said: “At ONE, we strive to embrace and support our customers’ growth patterns.

“The rapid move of so many toward India is ripe for collaboration; our new WIN service is a flexible and dynamic product, designed to catalyse development of the India-North America market and beyond.

“Enhanced access to additional growing economies along this new route, by direct call and transshipment, will provide even further value to ONE’s partners in their pursuit of supplier/buyer diversification.” 

Earlier this month, ONE completed its acquisition of a 51 per cent stake in each of TraPac LLC (TraPac) and Yusen Terminals LLC (YTI), and a 20 per cent stake in Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG).

More recently, ONE announced the start of a new trial aimed at demonstrating wind propulsion’s potential as a sustainable option for the maritime industry.

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