MSC strengthens links between Africa, the Middle East and India

Swiss-Italian box carrier MSC has announced updates to its India-Africa (IAS) and India-South Africa service to improve its service 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 ship of this new rotation will be the MSC Esthi, scheduled to arrive in Coega on May 11, 2023.

In addition, the company’s service rotation from India to South Africa will be updated to connect the ports of Durban, Jebel Ali and Abu Dhabi, providing a direct link between Durban and the Middle East.

The new rotation of the service will be as follows with a weekly frequency: Durban – Jebel Ali – Abu Dhabi – Ad Dammam – Bahrain – Mundra – Nhava Sheva – Hazira – Colombo – Port Louis – Durban

The first ship of this new rotation will be the MSC Roberta and is expected to arrive in Durban on May 10, 2023.

“The new calls at these strategic ports will offer MSC customers improved connections and transit times between Africa, the Gulf Middle East and India, and will particularly benefit customers with refrigerated cargo,” commented the world’s largest container line.

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