HONG KONG: OOCL has announced that it will be extending its East Mediterranean service network to the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent by introducing the new Middle East / Indian Subcontinent - East Mediterranean Service (EM3) to be launched in January, 2019.
The EM3 provides 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 – Jubail – Jebel Ali – Mundra - Nhava Sheva – Colombo – Port Said West – Mersin – Piraeus – Istanbul – Mersin – Iskenderun – Jebel Ali – Abu Dhabi – Hamad.
In addition, the strategic hub in 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, said OOCL release.
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.