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Port of Salalah adds new shipping line

MUSCAT, May 26, 2016

Oman’s Salalah Port in the Governorate of Dhofar added a new main shipping line with the launch of New Falcon Services of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) to directly link with Asia and Middle East.

The first journey of this service anchored at Salalah Port yesterday, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.

Ningbo vessel, which sailed from Colombo Port in Sri Lanka, was loaded with 7849 TEU.

The new service launched by MSC in March 2015 includes a fleet of eight vessels; each with a capacity of 8000 TEU that will connect directly China, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Indian on one hand and the Sultanate and the GCC countries on the other hand.

David Gledhill, CEO of Salalah Port said that the new service ensures faster shipping service between Far East and the Sultanate and meets the growing needs of the market in Salalah.

It will also open new opportunities to serve the vast interior regions.

He added that the new line will develop trade with other economies in the Middle East region, added the report.

Tags: | shipping line | Mediterranean Shipping Company | Port of Salalah |

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