DCN Article – Sealead to Commence regular, direct service between the east coast of Australia and the Indian Subcontinent

Dear Valued Customers:


Nautical Shipping as agents for SeaLead is pleased to announce that we will be launching a new service named (ASIA) that connects Australia directly with India & Pakistan.  Effective

M.V Ren Jian 26 – Melbourne Etd 2nd April 2023.


This will be the only direct service operating from Australia to India & Pakistan. This service will complement our weekly SAE Australia to China service, enhance connections to the SeaLead global network connecting Australia to Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, the Red Sea,  East Africa, Europe, the Mediterranean,  and the East Coast USA.


SeaLead will solely operate the new service, using two container vessels with a box capacity of 4,250TEU, with further vessels due to slot into the rotation to improve frequency in Q3 & Q4 2023.

The port rotation:  Melbourne / Sydney / Brisbane / Port Kelang (West Port) / Karachi, Mundra, Nhava Sheva, Port Kelang ( West Port)


The service will commence with the phase in of the M.V Ren Jian 26 on the 20th of March in Port Kelang.


The service “ASIA” will be operated exclusively by SeaLead, offering customers a wide range of advantages including best-in-market transit time, fast and synchronized connections to SeaLeads extensive regional networks in Southeast Asia & Indian Subcontinent, as well as a connection to destinations in the Middle East, the Red Sea,  Africa, Europe, the Mediterranean, and the United States.


Richard Hammond Commercial Director at Nautical, said SeaLead continue to expand the scope of services, which is great timing, with Australia’s Free Trade Agreement commencing with India,  to benefit our customers and provide a market advantage to all commodity groups,  while strengthening our position in this important trade.”


If you have any queries regarding the new service, or would like to express interest in future calls, please contact




Nautical Commercial Team


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