The MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is updating its network to better serve shippers moving cargo between East Africa and the Middle East, India and Sri Lanka reports Fresh Plaza.
As part of the revamp of its East Africa – Middle East Network, MSC is launching a new service, Mogadishu Express, which is a direct service connecting Jebel Ali to Mogadishu and Kismayu in under a week.
“Rotations of Petra and East Africa Express services have been revised to enhance schedule reliability, while ensuring that transit times remain competitive in those regions, to ensure we match our customers’ expectations,” MSC said in a statement.
The implementation of the updated network is planned for middle April 2019 and remains subject to further updates.
Mogadishu Express: New direct service to from Jebel Ali to Mogadishu and Kismayu
Port rotation: Abu Dhabi – Jebel Ali – Mogadishu – Kismayu – Salalah – Hamad – Abu Dhabi
First sailing: MSC Jasmine JM916R, ETA Mogadishu, 15.04.2019
Petra: Competitive transit times between Sri Lanka and the Red Sea
First sailing: MSC Roberta SD914A, ETA Colombo, 05.04.2019
Port rotation: Colombo – Djibouti – King Abdullah – Al Aqabah – Sokhna – Clombo
East Africa Express: Direct call from Mombassa to India
Port rotation: Mundra – Abu Dhabi – Jebel Ali – Mombassa – Mundra
First sailing: MSC Positano OM914A, ETA Abu Dhabi, 06.04.2019