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Abu Dhabi Terminals offers direct link to India through Khalifa Port
Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), the manager and operator of Abu Dhabi’s four main commercial ports, announced that it has reached an agreement with a consortium of shipping companies comprising of OEL (Orient Express Lines), Simatech and X-Press Feeders, to start a direct service to facilitate trade between Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Port and the ports of Mundra and Nhava Sheva (Mumbai) on the West Coast of India.
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“This service further strengthens the market profile of Khalifa Port Container Terminal, ensuring Abu Dhabi’s importers and exporters as well as transhipment customers receive fast and direct connectivity to two of the largest import/export hubs in India.” said Martijn Van de Linde, the Chief Executive Officer of ADT. “It also cements the growing importance of Khalifa Port Container Terminal as a regional and international shipping hub which offers an ever increasing network of main line and feeder services with direct access to the world’s major commercial centres and, in doing so, reducing the cost of trade for both national and foreign businesses.”
The weekly, fixed-day service, known as the “IGI” service, links the Arabian Peninsula to India and will add Abu Dhabi to its schedule when it calls at Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT) around 27 February.
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