Marhaba Express launches Port of Duqm breakbulk service
Marhaba Express has commenced its breakbulk liner service connecting the West Coast of India and the Arabian Gulf.
The new service calls at Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Duqm, Jebel Ali, Abu Dhabi, Shuhaiba, Umm Qasr, Dammam, and Sohar before returning to Nhava Sheva.
The launch of this service is particularly important for the Port of Duqm (PDC) since it not only enhances connectivity between PDC and the Indian subcontinent, but also with other major ports on the Arabian Gulf.
Mathaba Express is a joint-venture between Gold Star Line and Sarjak Container Lines and specialises in breakbulk cargo.
PDC was one of the ports of call in the port rotation for discharging steel pipes (approximately 500 mt) and loading project cargo (Heavy Lift).
PDC loaded the heavy project cargo containing 3 Low Pressure (LP) Separators which was manufactured by Special Technical Services (STS) Nizwa for a Project in Kuwait.
The dimension of each LP separator was 27.3(L) x 6.4(W) x 6.1(H) meters, weighing approximately 160 mt.
The second package of this project will be a bigger volume (322 mt x 2 units) and is likely to be loaded from Port of Duqm by mid-March 2019.
Port of Duqm has previously indicated that it aspires to be the preferred multi-purpose port in the region.