MSC strengthens connections between Africa, Middle East and India
Swiss/Italian box carrier MSC has announced updates to its India Africa Service (IAS) and India to South Africa Service aiming to enhance its offerings between Africa, the Middle East and India.
MSC’s current India Africa Service (IAS) rotation will be updated with direct calls at Coega, Abu Dhabi and Jebel Ali.
The new rotation of the service will be as follows with weekly frequency: Mundra – Nhava Sheva – Colombo – Abidjan – Lomé – Tema – Coega – Abu Dhabi – Jebel Ali – Mundra
The first vessel on this new rotation will be MSC Esthi due to arrive in Coega on 11 May 2023.
Additionally, the company’s India to South Africa Service rotation will be updated to connect the ports of Durban, Jebel Ali and Abu Dhabi, creating a direct connection between Durban and the Middle East.
The new rotation of the service will be as follows with weekly frequency: Durban – Jebel Ali – Abu Dhabi – Ad Dammam – Bahrain – Mundra – Nhava Sheva – Hazira – Colombo – Port Louis – Durban
The first vessel on this new rotation will be MSC Roberta and is expected to arrive in Durban on 10 May 2023.
“The new calls at these strategic ports will provide MSC customers with improved connections and transit times between Africa, the Middle East Gulf and India and will particularly benefit customers with reefer cargo,” commented the world’s largest container line.