Hamad Port now a firm fixture for MSC Shipping

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has announced it will be providing a direct call at Hamad Port in Doha, Qatar in 2017.
MSC Shipping says new service will reduce transit times for Qatar bound cargo.
MSC Shipping says new service will reduce transit times for Qatar bound cargo.

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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 the Switzerland-based firm’s New Falcon service will allow container volumes to travel west from the Far East and South East Asia, to Qatar.

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MSC said that 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 MSC Elma, a 299m 9,411-TUE capacity container ship.

“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.”

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