A new fixed-day weekly service between the Red Sea and Asia will commence May 8, 2014. The new routing will be provided by three Shipping Lines in co-operation, and is in answer to the growing demand and customer requirements in the Red Sea market.
The new deployment should better serve customers by providing competitive transit times between ports in Asia and Red Sea and will also benefit Red Sea exporters in minimising their transit time through the improved port coverage.
The principal shipping line says the new service is in addition to its existing Asia Northern Red Sea Express which together will improve the company’s port coverage to meet the growing demand and client requirements in the Red Sea market. The new port rotation will be:
Xiamen – Yantian – Shekou – Port Kelang – Djibouti – Jeddah– Port Sudan – Djibouti – Port Kelang – Xiamen.