IN yet another landmark achievement, King Abdullah Port recently received a maiden call from leading global container shipping company MSC's Indus 2 service.
With this major development, the port will help to further develop the kingdom's thriving export market while also facilitating trade between North America and the Indian subcontinent.
King Abdullah Port will provide efficient services for containers transported on MSC vessels for goods imported from Mundra Port, India's largest private container port to King Abdullah Port.
In addition goods will be exported from King Abdullah Port to European major ports and all the way to the Port of Halifax in Canada and then onward to Midwestern cities such as Chicago and Detroit, reports Dubai's Transport & Logistics Middle East.
Last year, the shipping line substantially increased its North America coverage via three sailings with competitive transit times to the US east and Gulf coasts and one direct sailing to Canada.
With the addition of King Abdullah Port, MSC continues to recognise the kingdom's indispensable role as a both an intermediary point between east and west and a major producer and exporter of goods the world over.
Commenting on the new port call in the Indus 2 liner service, King Abdullah Port CEO Jay New said: "We are excited to begin receiving shipments from Mundra Port as the Indus 2 liner service's primary MENA region container terminal.
"The addition of King Abdullah Port to MSC's liner service reaffirms our role as a major enabler of international Saudi trade and one of the world's most important ports.
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