The Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) had to suspend Chennai-Port Blair services due to the vessel having technical issues that were not rectified in time in order to give a seamless service to the trade that SCI is known for.
The National Carrier is committed to this service with the intention of providing an efficient and seamless service to the local trade and in the interest of the islanders. It has therefore fixed a 350-TEU combination carrier, mv MCP Linz, capable of carrying both GP and reefer containers as well as break-bulk.
The vessel is expected to arrive in Chennai on December 4, 2018 and sail, after loading the first consignment, by December 5 or 6. The vessel will be performing voyages between Chennai and Port Blair with a round voyage of 8 days.