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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is adding the new shipping service INDIA EAST MED to Dammam

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is adding the new shipping service “INDIA EAST MED” affiliated with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) to King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam. This new service will enhance trade movement between the Kingdom and the rest of the world. This highlights the Kingdoms objectives of strengthening the Kingdom’s focal position at the heart of global trade whilst improving its ranking in the UNCTAD’s Liner Shipping Connectivity Index (LSCI).

The service was announced on the 27th September by the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud. It links Dammam to 13 Asian, African, and European hubs that include Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Hazira, Djibouti, Iskenderun, Mersin, Aliaga, Derince, Tekirdag, Gioia Tauro, Khalifa, Jebel Ali, and Sohar with a capacity of 13,000 TEU onboard a single vessel.

Fresh off its recent throughput record of 211,202 TEUs last July, King Abdulaziz Port enjoys a unique edge among its peers with unparalleled multimodal connectivity, world-class facilities, and top-tier productivity which makes it an ideal destination for maritime industry giants regionally and globally.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is looking to develop the maritime industry as a logistics hub as part of its Vision 2030 plans. This deal symbolises the Kingdoms commitment to Vision 2030 as they build the Maritime industry while also maintaining their focus on sustainability.

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