Direct IMED service will operate jointly with CMA CGM and COSCO

MSC strengthens India-Mediterranean offering

Global container shipping company MSC continuously strengthens its commitment to provide fast and reliable services to its customers in the Indian trade. Now, MSC has announced an improved offering for shippers of cargo on the India-Mediterranean trade by introducing a fast, direct service between the Indian subcontinent, Turkey and East Mediterranean ports.

The IMED service, operated jointly with CMA CGM and COSCO, will consist of seven vessels of 9,000 TEUs capacity. MSC will contribute five vessels, while CMA CGM and COSCO will each provide one vessel.

The port rotation is:  Mundra—Nhava Sheva—Colombo—King Abdullah Port—Port Said—Mersin—Piraeus—Tekirdag—Istanbul—Mersin—Iskendrun—King Abdullah Port—Salalah—Jebel Ali—Mina Khalifa—Hamad—Jubail—Jebel Ali—Mundra. reported how the joint service will start from Hamad on 12 November 2018. Full schedule details will be communicated shortly.

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