The Port of Philadelphia (PhilaPort) has welcomed the maiden call of MSC’s Indus 2 service.
On 27 April, the 6,730 TEU MSC Michaela docked at the port’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal as part of the service.
By utilising the Indus 2 route, Philadelphia shippers can benefit from direct connections to India, Italy, Spain, and Portugal.
“Shippers want more efficient options and this new India/Med service fits perfectly into our wheelhouse,” said Jeff Theobald, Executive Director and CEO of PhilaPort.
Sean Mahoney, PhilaPort’s Director of Marketing, added: “We have been working on attracting a service like Indus 2 for a while. Our terminal operator, Holt Logistics, has really done a great job with the customer base and made this service a reality.”
PhilaPort also recently welcomed the maiden call of MSC’s Scan Baltic service.
On 14 April, the container ship M/V Cornelia docked at the port as part of the weekly service which provides US shippers with direct connections to Bremerhaven, Germany, Gothenburg, Sweden, and Lithuania.
The full port rotation is as follows: Klaipeda (Lithuania) – Gdynia (Poland) – Goteborg (Sweden) – Bremerhaven (Germany) – New York (US) – Philadelphia (US) – Norfolk (US) – Klaipeda.