Hoboken, NJ – Shipco Transport, one of the leading neutral NVOCCs, announces a new service to bypass Jebel Ali as a transshipment port, which is no longer available due to the diplomatic crisis in the region.

As a result of the current situation in the Middle East, the main transshipment ports in the UAE and Saudi Arabia ceased to accept cargo bound for Doha/Hamad, forcing carriers to look for alternative routing options. In response to these circumstances, Shipco will be launching a new direct service from all U.S. origins via New York to Hamad, Qatar. With the first sailing scheduled for July 1, the new direct service will utilize Maersk as carrier ex New York, then connect with their direct feeder from Salalah, Oman to Hamad, Qatar. The expected transit time for this offering is 35 days, port to port.