Dammam included in MSC’s India to South Africa Service


The Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) has announced the inclusion of Dammam Port to the India to South Africa freight route run by container giant MSC.

The new weekly rotation, which kicked off in early May from King Abdulaziz Port, links Dammam to major hubs that include Mundra, Hazira, Nhava Sheva, Colombo, Port Louis, Durban, Khalifa, Jebel Ali, and Khalifa bin Salman.

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The weekly rotation is on board five vessels with an average holding capacity of 6,000 TEU.

It also marks the 12th such shipping service to call at the Kingdom’s ports since the beginning of the year.

The Dammam based hub created history once again last March by handling 18,533 TEU aboard a single ship.

King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam ended 2022 with the highest annual container figures on record, handling a total of 2,038,787 TEU.

Earlier this year, MAWANI signed an investment agreement with United Electronics Company (eXtra) to establish a logistics centre at King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam.

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