Neptune launches Middle East ro-ro service
Neptune Lines has announced the launch of its new roro service in the Middle East, offering shipping transportation solutions for manufacturers and shippers of vehicles and high and heavy cargo.
"I am delighted to be here, to celebrate together with our distinguished guests, our entry into a visionary region with world-class infrastructure that strives for continuous growth and development,” said Neptune's president and CEO, Melina Travlos. “We are creating a sea bridge dedicated to the automotive trade, servicing the Emirati ports as well as the ports of Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq and Iran.”
Travlos said the service was aimed boosting the trading of vehicles overall, offering permanent solutions for reliable, on-time deliveries. “We are committed to contributing to this region our pioneering expertise and professionalism alongside our pledge for excellent quality shipping services,” she said.
His Excellency Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah, vice chairman, DP World, added: "On behalf of DP World, I wish to extend a warm welcome to Mrs Travlos and Neptune Lines and wish them every success in their new endeavors".
The new Neptune Lines service is supported by NMT Shipping, its commercial agents in the region, and is scheduled to connect the UAE ports of Jebel Ali and Khalifa to the ports of Shuwaikh (Kuwait) and Umm Qasr (Iraq), as well as Bandar Abbas (Iran), Sohar (Oman), Dammam (Saudi Arabia), Hamad (Qatar) and Khalifa Bin Salman (Bahrain).
Upon demand and subject to availability, the new service will also operate alternative routes on an inducement basis. The leading executive of Neptune Lines operations in the region, based in Dubai, is Markos Vassilikos. who has vast experience in the field and a deep knowledge of the company and its business culture.