The South Korean shipowner HMM has established a new connection with Port of Koper with connecting transhipment in Piraeus, from where HMM offers direct services with Asian and Indian ports (FIM: Far East – India – Mediterranean). The service is particularly interesting because it offers also relatively short transit times from/to Indian ports, for example Nhava Sheva and Mundra. HMM has a history of cooperation with Luka Koper, as it was part of the alliance of four carriers operating between Koper and Asia during 2010 – 2012.
The first sailing of the FIM service was commenced from Busan on 6 August 2023 accomplishing round trip in 84 days.
The port rotation is as follows:
Busan – Kwangyang – Shanghai – Ningbo – Shekou – Singapore – Port Klang – Kattupalli– Nhava Sheva – Mundra – Karachi
– Jeddah – (Suez Canal) – Damietta – Piraeus –Genoa – Valencia – Barcelona – Piraeus – Damietta – (Suez Canal) – Jeddah
– Karachi –Mundra – Nhava Sheva – Kattupalli – Singapore – Da Chan Bay – Busan.
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