ONE Modern is First Vessel on West India North America Route

A ONE container ship
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ONE Modern has become the inaugural vessel for the new West India North America (WIN) service, establishing a shipping route between India and ports in Georgia.

The ONE Modern, a container ship with a capacity of 6,724 TEU, sails under the Marshall Islands flag and is operated by Ocean Network Express (ONE). The vessel arrived at the Port of Savannah on Tuesday, completing its journey on this new route. Savannah is now linked to the Indian subcontinent via eight different shipping routes.

The newly introduced WIN service offers weekly connections between the Ports of Bin Qasim in Pakistan, and Hazira, Nhava Sheva, and Mundra Ports in India, with New York and Savannah Ports in the USA.

With the launch of the West India North America service, the Georgia Port Authority (GPA) now facilitates four weekly services between its ports and India, all operated by ONE using a fleet of nine vessels.

GPA President and CEO Griff Lynch highlighted the efficiency of the U.S. East Coast route for shipments from India compared to the West Coast route. He noted that even when vessels must detour around Africa, GPA can deliver goods to markets in the Southeast and Midwest U.S. three to five days faster than West Coast ports.