United Arab Shipping Company has added Hazira Port, India, to its Gulf-East Med-1 (GEM1) Service in a bid to enhance direct connections between India, the Arabian Gulf and Red Sea.
The weekly GEM1 deploys eight vessels, each with a capacity of 4,250 20-foot-equivalent units.
The upgraded GEM1 rotation is Khor Fakkan, Sohar, Sultan Qaboos, Oman; Karachi, Pakistan; Hazira and Mundra, India; Khor Fakkan; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Bahrain; Jubail, Saudi Arabia; Khor Fakkan; Jeddah and Yanbu, Saudi Arabia; Port Said, Egypt; Mersin, Istanbul and Izmir, Turkey; Port Said; Yanbu; Jeddah; and Khor Fakkan.
The first vessel to call Hazira is the UASC Khorfakkan, voyage 16E, arriving on Feb. 28.
“The GEM1 service will offer UASC customers a reliable service as well as competitive transit times in both directions from the Indian subcontineent, Arabian Gulf and Red Sea to a large number of ports in eastern Mediterranean, North Africa and Black Sea,” UASC India said in a notice to customers.