Middle East

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Emirates Shipping launch Gulf-Red Sea Connector (EGRC) service

Emirates Shipping Line has launched a new ESL Gulf Red Sea Connector (EGRC) service calling at Jebel Ali, Aqaba, Sokhna, Jeddah, Mundra, Jebel Ali from 28 May 2024. The rotation of the EGRC is not fixed and will differ between sailings. The EGRC will turn in around 30 days on an irregular frequency and deploys the 1,781 teu ASL TAIPEI and 1,930 teu ASL PEONY.

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CMA CGM/CUL/ESL/GFS/KMTC/RCL expands Vietnam/Thailand-India-ME Gulf service

6 carriers are teaming up to expand their current Vietnam/Thailand-India-Middle East Gulf service into an extended butterfly service that will offer 2 separate loops connecting the following ports: * Loop 1 : Laem Chabang, Singapore, Port Klang, Nhava Sheva, Jebel Ali, Dammam, Nhava Sheva, Port Klang, Cai Mep * Loop 2 : Cai Mep, Jakarta, Port Klang, Mundra, Jebel Ali, Dammam, Mundra, Port Klang, Laem Chabang 6 carriers (CMA CGM, China United Lines (CUL), Emirates Shipping Line (ESL),

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Unifeeder introduce new China Gulf Express (CGE/CGX/MGX/SGX1) in joint service with CUL, Milaha and Sinokor

Unifeeder, China United Lines (CUL), Milaha and Sinokor will jointly launch a new China-Middle East Gulf Express (CGE/CGX/MGX/SGX1) service from May 2024 calling at Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Jebel Ali, Shanghai. The CGE/CGX/MGX/SGX1 will turn in 35 days and deploys 5 ships of 2,400-3,000 teu starting from 20 May 2024. Unifeeder will operate 2 ships (the 3,006 teu CELCIUS ESSEN and CELSIUS EINDHOVEN), while CUL, Milaha and Sinokor will operate one ship each (the 2,518 teu ZHONG GU YING KOU, 2,8

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Maersk extends ME2 India-Med service to North Europe

Maersk has extended the India-Med ME2 service to an extended India-Med-North Europe service from 18 April 2024 with the addition of 3 ports in North Europe. The extended ME2 service will call at Jebel Ali, Mundra, Nhava Sheva, Tanger Med, Algeciras, Rotterdam, Felixstowe, Bremerhaven, Tanger Med, Salalah, Jebel Ali. The revised ME2 will turn in 11 weeks instead of 9 weeks currently using 11 ships of 6,000 teu to 10,000 teu. The service has diverted from the Suez Canal since December 2023 and wi

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Evergreen revamps the OCEAN Alliance TPN and TPA Transpacific/Middle East services

Evergreen will revamp its transpacific-Middle East Transpacific Northwest Service (TPN) and Transpacific Arabian Service (TPA) from May 2024, with the Middle East calls on the current TPA service shifted to the TPN which will be renamed as the Asia-Northwest-Persian Gulf (ANP) service. The ANP service will call at Dammam, Umm Qasr, Jebel Ali, Port Klang, Laem Chabang, Cai Mep, Kaohsiung, Yantian, Shanghai, Ningbo, Tacoma, Vancouver, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Shanghai, Ningbo, Kaohsiung, Shekou, Por

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ESL/KMTC/TSL/GFS to launch new Cosmos (CMX)/AIM2/Galex 2(GLX2) service

Emirates Shipping Line (ESL), KMTC, TS Lines (TSL) and Global Feeder Shipping (GFS) will jointly launch a new Cosmos (CMX)/AIM2/Galex 2 (GLX2) service from 2 April 2024 connecting Shanghai, Ningbo, Dachan Bay, Jebel Ali, Sohar, Port Klang, Shanghai. The service will turn in 6 weeks using 6 ships of 3,000-4,600 teu starting with the 4,398 teu BF GIANT and followed by the 2,954 teu TS MELBOURNE, 4,636 teu ZHONG GU GUI YANG, 4,130 teu REN JIAN 19, 4,331 teu TS SINGAPORE and a last ship still to be

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SeaLead joins Blue Water Lines on Gulf India Express (GIX) service

SeaLead will join Blue Water Lines on the Gulf India Express (GIX) service calling at Mundra, Nhava Sheva, Sohar, Jebel Ali, Dammam, Mundra from 22 February 2024. The GIX was first launched in November 2023 by Blue Water Lines, owned by India's Abrao Group, using the 1,662 teu ABRAO COCHIN on a fortnightly frequency calling at Mundra, Nhava Sheva, Sohar, Dammam, Khalifa bin Salman, Jebel Ali, Mundra. The GIX will be upgraded to a weekly service with SeaLead adding the 1,560 teu TAICHUNG from 2

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Maersk launch ME8 for Middle East and Europe connections via Cape of Good Hope

Maersk will launch a new ME8 service calling at Doha, Dammam, Jubail, Jebel Ali, Abu Dhabi, Duqm, Tanger, Port Said, Barcelona, Tanger, Algeciras, Salalah, Jebel Ali, Doha using the longer route via the Cape of Good Hope. The first sailing will be made on 14 February 2024 with the 9,034 teu SAN CLEMENTE on the westbound voyage at Doha while the 4,253 teu CONSTATINOS P II will make the first eastbound voyage at Port Said on 17 February. The service will turn in 13 weeks on an extended rotation

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Milaha adds Upper Gulf Express (UGX) service

Milaha has launched a new Upper Gulf Express (UGX) service connecting Sohar, Jebel Ali, Hamad, Dammam, Shuwaikh, Umm Qasr, Sohar from 20 January 2024. The service turns in 2 weeks and deploys the 1,015 OSHAIRIJ and AL RUMEILA.

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ONE and Samudera add Straits India Gulf (SIG) service

Samudera will be a vessel operating partner with ONE on the Southeast Asia to India and Gulf/Straits India Gulf (SIG) service that was launched on 16 November 2023. The SIG service calls at Singapore, Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Dammam, Jebel Ali, Cochin, Colombo, Singapore using 4 ships of 2,500-2,800 teu on a 28 day rotation, of which Samudera will contribute the 2,824 teu MONACO, that will operate alongside 3 ships operated by ONE (2,542 teu SAFEEN PRISM, 2,664 teu NYK ISABEL and 2,824 teu MONACO).

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