TCX begins weekly service from KICT on Sept. 19
Kattupalli International Container Terminal (KICT), a new facility managed by L & T (next to Ennore Port, Tamil Nadu) and operated by International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), has announced that THAILAND CHENNAI EXPRESS SERVICE (“TCX –), a consortium of NYK & X-PRESS Feeders, would begin regular schedule from KICT from Sept. 19.
According to vessel schedule information available online from NYK Line, TCX vessel Iwaki (voyage no: 161) would call at KICT on Sept 19 evening and expected to leave the terminal in the wee hours of Sept. 20.
It may be worth recalling at this juncture that the KICT handled its maiden import-boxes laden vessel X-PRESS INDUS (TCX service) on April 18.
Sensing a new business opportunity after the first TCX service call, the management of the terminal as well as the TCX consortium held several rounds of negotiations for regular services from Kattupalli.
Finally, a few days ago, the consortium gave its nod for a regular weekly service from Kattupalli to Singapore, Port Klang and Laem Chabang.
With a view to meeting the demand of the EXIM fraternity, KICT also made operational its Container Freight Station (CFS) located inside the port premises.
With a ground slot for 360 TEUs and a full-fledged modern warehouse in about 45,000 sqft, KICT also equipped itself to cater to the requirement of exporters and importers.
The port of rotation for TCX service would be Laem Chabang – Singapore – Port Klang – Kattupalli – Chennai – Port Klang-Singapore-Laem Chabang.