QATAR : Milaha has announced the enhancement of its existing feeder service between Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), India’s busiest container gateway, and Hamad Port, Qatar. The new weekly service, named the India-Qatar Express (IQX), will connect the Ports of JNPT & Mundra to Hamad Port and will accept local and transshipment cargo from all Indian ports, Southeast Asia, and the Far East via Mundra.
Commenting on the new service, Milaha’s President and CEO Mr. Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai said: “Since we started the first ever direct service between JNPT and Qatar two years ago, we have seen growing demand from importers, exporters, and mainline operators for additional capacity, so we decided to act on this demand. The new service will further drive trade growth between India and Qatar, and build on the strong economic ties.” The IQX service will be operated with two 1,700 TEU vessels. Milaha is represented in India by Mumbai based Poseidon Shipping Agency.