MSC extends IMED service to Hamad Port
06 Sep 2017 - 23:51
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, a world leading in providing container shipping services, has announced new weekly calls at Hamad Port on its ‘IMED’ Service.
The weekly sailings services to Hamad Port from several destinations include ports in Turkey, Greece and Oman.
This service will also enable exports from Hamad Port to Sohar in Oman, Mundra Port and Nhava Sheva in India and the eastern Mediterranean ports.
The extended IMED service will operate the following rotation, beginning with the departure of MSC Sariska from the Turkish port of Mersin on September 11: Mersin – Istanbul – Tekirdag – Canakkale – Piraeus – Iskenderun – King Abdullah Port – Salalah – Jebel Ali – Hamad. The company said that calling directly at Hamad Port will ensure faster transit times for cargo shipped from Turkish and Greek ports. For instance between Mersin – Hamad Port, 22 days; Istanbul – Hamad Port, 18 days; Tekirdag – Hamad Port, 17 days; Canakkale – Hamad Port, 16 days; Piraeus – Hamad Port, 15 days; and between Iskenderun and Hamad Port, only 11 days.