Emirates Shipping Line yesterday said it had joined the Mediterranean India Express (MIX) service operated by United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), linking major ports of the Indian Subcontinent and the West Mediterranean coast via the Middle East.
Emirates Shipping acquired slots on this express service earlier this month, it said in a statement.
The MIX service provides connections to Italy, Spain and France with direct calls to La Spezia from the Indian Subcontinent and the Middle East.
The port coverage extends to Barcelona, Valencia and Fos from La Spezia. Pipavav is also served directly on this service, catering to the reefer market and cargos from the north-western part of India to the West Mediterranean.
“We are pleased to have added this service option to our portfolio as it meets customers’ surging demands for these highly competitive regions.
“Participation in this service represents an integral part of our regional strategy in expanding Emirates’ global network,” said Vikas Khan, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Shipping, which is registered at Dubai Maritime City and commercially headquartered in Dubai and Hong Kong.
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