MSC has introduced a new call at the Port of Jeddah on its Himalaya Express service.
Cargo from worldwide locations for import to Jeddah can be now transshipped at the main hubs of NWC Europe, as well as Gioia Tauro and King Abdullah Port.
Export cargo from Jeddah may be transshipped via King Abdullah Port, Valencia and NWC Europe hubs.
MSC said the first vessel sailing from Europe to Jeddah will be MSC GAIA on voyage IS241R, scheduled to depart Felixstowe on 8 October and arrive Jeddah on 26 October.
The first ship sailing from India to Jeddah will be MSC IRENE on voyage IS241A, scheduled to depart Colombo on 9 October and arrive Jeddah on 23 October.
By the end of this year, the carrier will take delivery of the world’s largest vessel built by China’s Hudong Zhonghua shipyard, with an overall capacity of 24,116 TEU.
The MSC Tessa has the same dimensions as the Ever Alot – the world’s first ship to breach the 24,000 TEU mark – but holds an extra 112 slots for increased box capacity.