OOCL announced on Wednesday that the Company extends its East Mediterranean service network to the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent.

The new Middle East / Indian Subcontinent – East Mediterranean Service (EM3) will be launched in January 2019.

OOCL announces new Middle East / Indian Subcontinent – East Mediterranean Service (EM3)
Caption: Containership MSC Athos - Image courtesy of Aart van Bezooijen

The EM3 provides a direct linkage between the Middle East, India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Greece and Turkey, offering more competitive and reliable services than transshipment options. It also provides fast transit times to Egypt and Turkey.

EM3 port rotation:  Hamad – JubailJebel AliMundra - Nhava ShevaColombo – Port Said West – MersinPiraeusIstanbul – Mersin – Iskenderun – Jebel Ali – Abu Dhabi – Hamad

In addition, the strategic hub in Jebel Ali will allow OOCL to further connect its services to various OOCL networks in the region, thus offering exceptional flexibility and more shipping options to Company’s customers.

Westbound effective voyage:  MSC ATHOS, Voyage 006W, ETA Hamad on January 7, 2019

Eastbound effective voyage:  MSC MAXINE, Voyage 001E, ETA Piraeus on January 12, 2019

Source: OOCL