MISC Berhad announced it will independently operate the Halal Express Service linking the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent and the Middle East, effective April 1.
The upgraded service, deploying six 4,250-TEU vessels, will provide additional direct calls and improved port coverage.
The 42-day rotation will be Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Jakarta, Singapore, Tanjung Pelepas, Port Kelang, Karachi, Jebel Ali, Bandar Abbas, Karachi, Nhava Sheva, Colombo, Port Kelang, Singapore, and back to Shanghai.
“This improved service offers the fastest route from Port Kelang to Karachi. With the addition of Jakarta into the port rotation, MISC will also be the only carrier to have a direct service from Indonesia to Pakistan and the Middle East,” the carrier said in a statement.
Malaysia-based MISC said the new service comes amid growing trade demands of the Gulf region.