The Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) is changing some of its long-haul routes, to include avoiding the need for transhipment in Singapore on its New Falcon Service linking Asia and the Middle East via India.
The port rotation on the new dedicated service is: Xingang, Ningbo, Shanghai, Fuzhou, Chiwan, Tanjug Pelepas, Singapore, Colombo, Jebel Ali, Ad Dammam, Jubail, Jebel Ali, Mundra, Nhava Sheva, Singapore, Nansha and Xingang.
MSC said that cargo which was booked to sail on board the previous transhipment via Singapore will now be shipped directly to the Middle East. Eight vessels of 8,000 teu will provide the service. The first scheduled sailing is by MSC Pamela, leaving Xingang in China on March 20.