OOCL announced on Monday that the Company will be strengthening our North Europe service network with the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent by introducing its new Middle East / Indian Subcontinent – North Europe Services (IP1 and IP2) to be launched in June, 2019.

OOCL announces new Middle East / Indian Subcontinent – North Europe Services (IP1 and IP2)
Caption: Container ship APL CHONGQING - Image courtesy of Peter Löffler

The IP1 and IP2 provide direct linkage between the Middle East, Pakistan, India, United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany, offering more competitive and reliable services than transshipment options.  

It also provides fast transit times from Middle East, Pakistan and India. The coverage in United Kingdom is wide with 2 port calls.

IP1: (see pic above) Karachi – Nhava Sheva – Hazira – Mundra – King Abdullah – Gioia Tauro – Tangier – Southampton – Rotterdam – Antwerp – London Gateway – Le Havre – King Abdullah – Djibouti – Karachi

IP2: Jebel Ali – Karachi – Nhava Sheva – Mundra – Jeddah – Tangier – Rotterdam – Hamburg – London Gateway – Antwerp – Le Havre – Tangier – Jeddah – Jebel Ali

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 the customers.

  • IP1 effective voyages:  MSC TOMOKO 019W/019E
  • Westbound : ETA Karachi on June 4
  • Eastbound : ETA Southampton on July 1
  • IP2 effective voyages:  APL CHONGQING 016W/016E
  • Westbound : ETA Jebel Ali on June 2
  • Eastbound : ETA Rotterdam on July 1

Source: OOCL