Dubai, UAE - Qatar Navigation (Milaha), a maritime and logistics corporation based in Qatar, has actually authorized an agreement with the Kandla International Container Terminal (KICT) in India, to start the initial direct common service provider feeder service between Saudi Arabia and India.
The regularity of the first-of-its-kind service will be once a week and will certainly link the Gujarat port of Kandla straight with Jebel Ali in Dubai, and Dammam and Jubail in Saudi Arabia.
Talking about the launch of the new service, Milaha's President and CEO Mr. Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai said: "After our effective entrance into the Indian market in March 2015 with the launch of the initial straight service between Qatar and India, we have been discovering various options to even more enhance our visibility in the nation. After careful analysis of trade patterns and comments from our extremely encouraging customers and partners, we made a decision to introduce this solution especially because a big percentage of agricultural create cargo to Dammam is exported through the ports in Gujarat. We are proud to be part of this historic moment which will absolutely strengthen trade ties between the Gulf region in its entirety and India, along with additional widen our feeder network within the Gulf and the Indian Subcontinent."
The service, called KDX (Kandla Dammam Express), will certainly supply rice merchants in North India with an economical solution for their supply chain as KICT will supply a direct train web link between Northern India's inland container depots and the container terminal. At the other end, petrochemicals exporters in Jubail will certainly have the advantage of a straight service to Kandla, and the benefit of attaching with to any kind of North Indian inland container depots from Kandla.
The once a week service will certainly be operated with 2 vessels and will have the following turning with a 14-day round-trip: Kandla - Jebel Ali - Dammam - Jubail - Jebel Ali - Kandla. The first vessel phone call of this service will certainly be M.V Oshairij on Fourth February 2017 from Kandla.
Milaha is represented by M/S Poseidon Shipping Agency Pvt. Ltd. In India.