2015 February 20 14:02

Khalifa Port adds new direct service to and from Pakistan

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) announced the start of a direct weekly service to and from Karachi, Pakistan, calling at Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), the company said in its press release.

ADT, which core business is to manage and operate Khalifa Port Container Terminal, stated that the Pakistan Saudi Express Service (PSX) will offer importers and exporters the opportunity to directly service Karachi. By using KPCT as the direct link to and from Abu Dhabi, the service has a projected journey time of 3 days offering time savings for trade customers.

The PSX Service is operated by Taiwanese Wan Hai Lines and was launched in October 2014 providing the fastest connection from Damman to Karachi. The first vessel under this intra-Gulf service will be Wan Hai 172/ E204 which is scheduled to call KPCT around 19th February 2015. The port rotation is Jebel Ali-Karachi-Abu Dhabi-Jebel Ali-Bahrain-Dammam-Jubail.

“With bilateral trade increasing between the two countries and the growing demand from some of our Abu Dhabi based key customers, Pakistan has been on our wish list of direct destinations.” said Arshad Kunnummal, Commercial Director, ADT.
“KPCT currently has connectivity to more than 50 direct ports serviced by 20 global shipping lines. We are delighted to be able to enhance our network and we believe that the high demand that we are seeing to this destination will open up more possibilities in the future.” he added.