Emirates Shipping Line today announced the launch of two new services - the Gulf Indian-Subcontinent Africa Service (GIA) and the Africa Far-east Asia Service (AFA).
The new GIA service offers a direct scheduled weekly service from the Indian Subcontinent & the Middle East to East Africa, providing one of the best transit times to East Africa.
The port rotation of GIA is Nhava Sheva, Karachi, Jebel Ali, Mombasa, Dar Es Salaam, Mombassa, Nhava Sheva.
The new AFA service connects the orient to the two major ports in East Africa, with one of the best transit times from China & Southeast Asia to East Africa.
The AFA serves Xingang, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Port Klang, Colombo, Dar Es Salaam, Mombasa. This service will use a combination of Emirates Shipping Line’s Hyper Galex service and the AFA service over Colombo
To make these services operationally effective, six vessels of 1100 TEU nominal capacity will be deployed. The service will operate with TS Line as partners, with the latter providing one vessel, and Emirates Shipping Line providing five.
“These two new services signify a further commitment form Emirates Shipping Line as it expands its service portfolio to better serve our customer needs,” said Vikas Khan, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Shipping Line. “Our new services announced today targeted the high growth areas in East Africa which are important to our overall strategy. By offering a comprehensive network of reliable services we are responding to the needs of our customer base”