In line with customer requirements and an effort to improve service, Maersk Line announced a new eastbound rotation of the Asia - Red Sea service FM5.
With the new rotation, Maersk will start calling Salalah, their hub port in Oman, and Singapore instead of Port Klang and Tanjung Pelepas in Malaysia.
The future eastbound rotation of the FM5 will be Aqaba (Jordan), Jeddah
(Saudi Arabia), Salalah (Oman), Singapore, and Ningbo (China).
The benefits of the new eastbound rotation are:
- Weekly connection between Jeddah and the hub port in Salalah, which offers transshipment opportunities to the global Maersk Line vessel network
- Direct connection from Jeddah to Singapore (11 days)
- Direct connection from Salalah to Singapore (7 days)
- The first eastbound call at Salalah will be on October 2, 2007