SINGAPORE, 6 May 2024

The launch of the Southeast Asia Gulf India (SGI) service marks ESL’s expansion into Indonesia.

ESL is pleased to announce the launch of the Southeast Asia Gulf India (SGI) service, revamped from the previous VGI service.

The new butterfly service provides direct connectivity between Southeast Asia, India, and the Middle East.

The first loop of the butterfly service covers Laem Chabang – Singapore – Port Klang – Nhava Sheva – Jebel Ali – Dammam – Nhava Sheva – Port Klang. The second rotation covers Port Klang – Cai Mep – Jakarta – Port Klang – Mundra – Jebel Ali – Dammam – Mundra – Port Klang – Laem Chabang.

The maiden voyages will depart from Laem Chabang on 16th May and from Cai Mep on 19th May.

Coverage within Southeast Asia and the India has increased with the addition of Singapore, Jakarta and Mundra to the service rotation.

Most notably, the call at Jakarta marks ESL’s expansion into the Indonesian market. The country presents immense potential, with a positive macroeconomic outlook, and a strong domestic market.