MSC reshuffles African-Indian coverage

MSC reshuffles African-Indian coverage

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has announced updates to its India Africa Service (IAS) and India to South Africa Service from May.

The updates include direct calls at Coega, Abu Dhabi, and Jebel Ali, which will provide MSC customers with improved connections and transit times between Africa, the Middle East Gulf, and India, to the benefit of customers with reefer cargo.

The new rotation of IAS will have weekly frequency and include the following ports: Mundra, Nhava Sheva, Colombo, Abidjan, Lomé, Tema, Coega, Abu Dhabi, Jebel Ali, and Mundra.

MSC ESTHI voyage number IW316R will be the first vessel on this new rotation.

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Similarly, MSC’s India to South Africa Service rotation will have weekly frequency and connect the ports of Durban, Jebel Ali, and Abu Dhabi, creating a direct connection between Durban and the Middle East.

The new rotation of this service will include the following ports: Durban, Jebel Ali, Abu Dhabi, Ad Dammam, Bahrain, Mundra, Nhava Sheva, Hazira, Colombo, Port Louis, and Durban.

MSC ROBERTA voyage number IA317R will be the first vessel on this new rotation.

As part of it Asian coverage, MSC recently announced the launch of a new Inter-Asia service called Shikra, aimed at strengthening port connectivity and availability in Asia.

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