Emirates Shipping joins MIX service
Dubai, January 28, 2008
Emirates Shipping Line has announced its participation in the Mediterranean India Express (MIX) service operated by United Arab Shipping Company (UASC).
The service links major ports of the Indian Subcontinent and the West Mediterranean coast via Middle East.
Emirates Shipping Line acquired slots on this premier express service commencing from January 18, 2008.
The MIX service provides reliable connection to Italy, Spain and France with direct call to La Spezia from the Indian Subcontinent and the Middle East. The port coverage extends to Barcelona, Valencia and Fos from La Spezia. Pipavav is also served directly on this service, catering to the reefer market and cargos from the north-western part of India to the West Mediterranean. With the extensive string of port connections, MIX will offer customers with a wide coverage in the Mediterranean region, a statement said.
The port rotation for the Mediterranean India Express is: Port Qasim (Karachi), Pipavav, Nhava Sheva, Dubai, Jeddah, Malta, La Spezia, Fos, Barcelona, Valencia, Genoa, Jeddah, Khorfakkan, Port Qasim (Karachi).
“We are pleased to have added this service option to our portfolio as it meets customers’ surging demands for these highly competitive regions. Participation in this service represents an integral part of our regional strategy in expanding Emirates’ global network,“ said Vikas Khan, chairman and CEO of Emirates Shipping Line.
Emirates Shipping Line FZE, is registered in Dubai Maritime City of UAE and commercially headquartered in Dubai and Hong Kong, two of the busiest commercial hubs in the world. –TradeArabia News Service