This service was launched in 1994 as the first full fledged container service by SCI. This is SCI's flagship service with the first vessel being Lal Bahadur Shastri v-001, which called JNPT on 14th January 1994. It was started as a 21 days frequency which was soon improved to fortnightly and finally became a weekly service.
HIMALAYA service caters to and from the Indian Sub-Continent, Mundra / JNPT / Colombo to UK / European base ports & multiple other ports including scandinavia via the base ports.
Direct ports: Piraeus - Barcelona - Felixstowe - Rotterdam - Hamburg - Antwerp
Inventory : All Types :- 20'GP, 40'GP, 40'HC, 20'OT, 40'OT, 20'FR, 40'FR
USP: Specialized in handling of Hazardous & over dimensional cargo
The IPAK service is a slot / swap arrangement between SCI and its partners MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) where in SCI has exchanged 200 Teus of its space on HIMALAYA service for getting loading rights on IPAK. IPAK service is configured at 14 tons average weight per ton. This service also calls Hazira port and caters to few ports, which are not called by HIMALAYA Service Quite like the HIMALAYA the IPAK too is weekly service.
IPAK service caters to and from the Indian Sub- Continent, JNPT / HAZIRA / Mundra to UK / European base ports & via base ports.
Direct Ports: Gioia Tauro - Rotterdam - Antwerp - Felixstowe - Lehavre
Inventory: All types:- 20'GP, 40'GP, 40'HC, 20'OT, 40'OT, 20'FR, 40'FR
USP: Specialized in handling of hazardous & over dimensional cargo.
The SMILE service was conceptualized for SCI to serve the intra Middle East trade. Subsequently the service patterns have been re-structured for covering the coastal trade and has been now established as one of the best for moving coastal volumes from West to South India. Smile service also calls Jebel Ali & Colombo making it useful for both Coastal & EXIM. The frequency is every ten days and since all vessels are operated solely by SCI they have the control and privilege to call additional ports as per trade requirements.
Direct Ports:- Jebel Ali – Mundra – Pipavav- Cochin-Tuticorin-Katupalli-Vizag-Colombo