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.
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.
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.”