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A.P. Moller – Maersk adds Sohar port to OCS

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A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk)  has announced that it will add a new port call to its ocean shipping service (OCS), ‘Shaheen Express’, from July 3, 2023.

The Shaheen Express will rotate between Jebel Ali, Mundra, Pipavav, Jebel Ali, and Sohar, with the aim of creating a stable and reliable service for the India-UAE-Oman corridor. 

The Shaheen Express will continue to address the rising demand for customers trading between the Indian and Gulf markets.  

“Oman is an extremely important market for us. In recent times, we have seen an increased demand from our customers”, said Mr. Christopher Cook, Managing Director, Maersk UAE, Oman and Qatar.   We recently expanded our office footprint based on the feedback from our customers and are now adding the Sohar port call to our Shaheen Express, he added.

The direct service to Oman aims to improve transit time for some of the inbound corridors, such as from Port Qasim (Pakistan), Port Said (Egypt), Sokhna Port (Egypt), Kolkata Port (India), Jawaharlal Nehru Port (India) and some European ports. Similarly, by directly calling Mundra and Pipavav in India, it would greatly help the chemical and industrial exporters from Oman.  

“The improved transit times combined with the reliability of the ‘Shaheen Express’ would render predictable ocean transportation solutions to our customers, who in turn, will help them, plan their supply chains better, optimise their inventories in line with their operations, and meet the demand from the market, Christopher Cook added.”

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