HONG KONG: OOCL has announced that it will be extending Mediterranean service network to the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent by introducing new Middle East / Pakistan / India - West Mediterranean Service (WM3) to be launched in March.
The WM3 provides direct linkage between the Middle East, Pakistan, India, Italy, Spain, France and Egypt, offering more competitive and reliable services than transshipment options, said its release. It also provides the fastest transit time to the West Mediterranean, particularly to the Italian market.
In addition, the strategic hubs in Khor Al Fakkan and Jebel Ali will allow us to further connect our services to various OOCL networks in the region, thus offering exceptional flexibility and more shipping options to our customers, added the release.
Wm3 port rotation: Khor Al Fakkan – Jebel Ali – Karachi – Mundra – Nhava Sheva – Jeddah - SUEZ – Malta – La Spezia – Genova – Barcelona – Valencia – Tangier – Fos – Genova – Malta – Damietta – SUEZ – Jeddah – Khor Al Fakkan.
Westbound effective voyage: NINGBO EXPRESS, Voyage 809W, ETA Khor Al Fakkan on March 1.
Eastbound effective voyage: NINGBO EXPRESS, Voyage 809E, ETA Barcelona on March 26.