Maersk, the world's leading shipping company, is continuing its development in Marseille Fos with a new direct service to the Middle East. This new service will offer calls to the main markets of the Middle East and will also improve current service to Indian Ocean Islands through improved reliability and transit time.

Maersk launches a new line to the Middle East from Fos

‘It is a great pleasure to see the blue ships of the Maersk Line, the world's leading container company, docked in our port again. Following the recent opening of the service from Fos to Canada, we are excited about the launch of the new ME2 service to the Middle East ... This development comes at just the right time to reinforce the dynamism of Fos container terminals, which grew 10% in 2017, up for the sixth consecutive year. The Maersk Group's support of and confidence in the Port of Marseille Fos with the almost simultaneous arrival of two new independent services is a strong sign for our growth in 2018 and evidence of the effectiveness of our offer,’ said Christine Cabau Woehrel.

Seven ships will be carrying out the round trips for this ME2 service. The first call at Fos-sur-Mer will be on 10 July before continuing to Gênes, Port Said, Jeddah, Salalah, Jebel Ali, Dammam, Al Jubayl, and Abu Dhabi.

Source: Marseille Fos