MSC launches new faster service to Hamad Port for Qatar bound cargo
SWITZERLAND-BASED Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has announced it will be providing a direct call at Hamad Port in Doha, Qatar in 2017.
The port's addition to MSC's New Falcon service will allow container volumes to travel west from the Far East and South East Asia, to Qatar.
MSC said customers will also benefit from a competitive transit time and better service coverage over all the major ports and inlands from Far East/Southeast Asia.
The service is being operated by 299-metre 9,411 TEU MSC Elma, according to arabianSupply Chain.com.
"The new facility will also serve volumes out of South and East India, via Colombo," said MSC in a statement. "It will help to meet the growing demand of Qatar's export market, by offering direct connections via Mundra Port to worldwide destinations."