Middle East


Safeen introduces UAE-Kuwait feeder service

Safeen Feeders has launched a new UAE-Kuwait feeder service connecting Abu Dhabi and Shuwaikh port with the 1,368 teu SAFEEN PRIDE from 12 April 2023.


Safeen upgrades UAE-India-Gulf UIG service

Safeen Feeders have upgraded its UAE-India-Gulf (UIG) service with the introduction of 3,500 teu ships to the service from July 2023 with the port rotation streamlined to call at Abu Dhabi, Mundra, Nhava Sheva, Abu Dhabi, Umm Qasr, Dammam, Abu Dhabi. Calls at Kandla, Hamad and Bahrain that were previously in the UIG rotation have been dropped. The service will turn in 3 weeks with the larger ships including the 3,534 teu SSF DREAM and SSF DYNAMIC that are chartered from Simatech joining the 3,


PIL launch IR2 service to Yemen

PIL will launch a new Intra-Red Sea Feeder 2 (IR2) service connecting Djibouti, Hodeidah, Djibouti from 29 June 2023 using the 938 teu KOTA RAHMAT. The service complement the Intra-Red Sea Feeder 3 (IR3) service that calls at Djibout, Aden, Djibouti using the 1,802 KOTA HASRAT as part of PIL's moves to broaden its presence in Yemen.


Container Volumes Recover Slightly in May, Led by India and Singapore

Container volumes recovered slightly in May, with flash estimates showing a 1.4% month-on-month increase over April although it is still 1.6% lower compared to the same month last year. Year to date growth remains negative at -1.8% over the first 5 months of the year. The Indian sub-continent was one of the key bright spots with May volumes up 9.8% yoy. The 2 main Indian ports of Mundra and Nhava Sheva both recorded healthy volumes with YTD volume growth reaching 8.0% and 6.3% respectively. S


Asyad Line adds Red Sea Express (REX) service

Asyad Line has introduced a new Red Sea Express (REX) service connnecting Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Salalah, Jeddah, Sokhna, Nhava Sheva. The service was launched on 1 May 2023 with the newly chartered 2,782 teu GREGOS and the IRENES RULE.


Maersk to replace ME3/ME4 service with new Al Maha service

Maersk will launch a new Al Maha service from June 2023, replacing its current ME3 and ME4 services. The Al Maha service will call at Tanger Med, Port Said, Jeddah, Salalah, Jebel Ali, Doha, Dammam, Jubail, Jebel Ali, Duqm, Salalah, Jeddah, Port Said, Tanger Med using 7 ships of 8,500 teu. It replaces the ME3 calling at Port Said, Salalah, Jebel Ali, Dammam, Jubail, Jebel Ali, Salalah, Port Said using 5 ships of 4,200-5,000 teu and ME4 service calling at Tangier Med, Alexandria, Port Said Eas


PIL introduces Gulf China Service 2 (GC2) through slots on GALEX

PIL has introduced a new Gulf China Service 2 (GC2) through a slot arrangement with ESL on the Galex service. The service is jointly operated by Emirates Shipping Line (ESL), Global Feeder Shipping (GFS), KMTC and RCL using 7 ships of 6,500-8,500 teu with a full rotation that calls at Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Dachan Bay, Port Klang, Khor Fakkan, Jebel Ali, Sohar, Qingdao, Busan. PIL's GC2 will start on 17 March 2023 on the 8,540 teu HAKARA SEOUL. The GC2 coverage will not include Qingda


Milaha & X-Press Feeders launch India-UAE-Qatar-Saudi service

Milaha and X-Press Feeders are teaming up to launch a new India-UAE-Qatar-Saudi service connecting Jebel Ali, Khalifa Port, Nhava Sheva, Hazira, Mundra, Jebel Ali, Hamad, Dammam, Jebel Ali. The service is branded as the India Middle East X-Press service (IMEX) by X-Press Feeders and it is an extended version of the current Nhava Sheva Doha Express (NDX) operated by Milaha with the addition of new calls at Khalifa, Hazira and Dammam. The service started on 15 February 2023 and turns in 3 weeks


MSC launch India to East Med service

MSC has launched a new INDIA TO EAST MED service connecting Abu Dhabi, Jebel Ali, Hamad, Jubail, Abu Dhabi, Karachi, Mundra, Hazira, King Abdullah Port, Alexandria, Tekirdag, Aliaga, Mersin, King Abdullah Port, Abu Dhabi. The service started from 8 December 2022 and deploys 5 ships of 4,400 to 8,800 teu. Port rotation of the new INDIA TO EAST MED


Feedertech and X-Press Feeders launch new Jebel Ali Red Sea X-Press (JRX)

Feedertech and X-Press Feeders have introduced a new weekly Jebel Ali Red Sea X-Press (JRX) feeder service connecting Jebel Ali, Jeddah, Sokhna, Jeddah, Jebel Ali from 5 February 2023. The JRX service will present transshipment options via Jebel Ali for cargo to and from the India Subcontinent, Gulf and Asia, as well as to and from Sudan and Aden. The service will deploy turn in 21 days using 3 ships of 1,700-2,000 teu starting with the 2,015 teu AS ALVA and 1,714 teu OCEANA from Feedertech t

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