Evergreen Line, Wan Hai Line and Interasia Lines have announced the launch of a new weekly intra-Asia shipping service connecting Chennai port with Taiwan. The vessel will call on Chennai Container Terminal on Fridays and depart on Saturdays.

Called the Taiwan-Madras Trunk Service (TMT Service), the maiden vessel m.v. Karin Schulte left the port of Taichung on April 29 and will reach the Chennai Container Terminal on May 13. About four vessels with a carrying capacity of 1500 Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) of containers are being deployed on this sector. Wan Hai Line will operate two vessels, while Evergreen and Interasia Lines one each.

According to the shipping sources, the TMT service will operate on the following port rotation on a 28-days cycle: Taichung, Keelung, Hong Kong, Hong Kong (midstream), Nansha, Shekou, Port Kelang, Chennai, Penang, Port Kelang, Singapore, Yantian, Hong Kong and Taichung.