The managers and operators of Khalifa Port Container Terminal, Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) welcomed JADE mainline service to its growing network. The JADE service forms part of the Mediterranean Shipping Company, MSC, and 2M alliance networks which provides ADT customers with additional direct coverage and fast transit times from the Mediterranean and the Red Sea into Abu Dhabi and from Abu Dhabi into South East Asia and North Asia.
The new JADE service received its first vessel call to Abu Dhabi on Monday, 8th June when MSC Maya made her maiden call to Khalifa Port Container Terminal. The containerships deployed on the JADE service are some of the largest containerships in the world and the largest in the MSC fleet. ADT hosted the two largest containerships to ever call a terminal in the Arabian Gulf, the MSC SIXIN (23,656 TEU capacity) and the MSC GÜLSÜN (23,756 TEU capacity) on 23 June and 28 June.
Ahmed Al Mutawa, CEO – Abu Dhabi Terminals commented:
“Our excellent relationship with MSC and the 2M alliance partners enables us to provide unrivaled connectivity to global markets for our customers. The newly added JADE service is a clear testament to the importance which MSC and its 2M alliance partners place on being able to offer the Abu Dhabi and UAE markets the very best service levels and connectivity to and from Khalifa Port.”
The addition of new services, such as the JADE service, coupled with the ongoing expansion of Khalifa Port Container Terminal, which will double our annual handling capacity to 5 Million TEU by the end of this year, shows our continued commitment to offer the best possible logistics solutions for our customers.”
The service rotation for the JADE service is Gioia Tauro, Barcelona, Valencia, Gioia Tauro, Port Said East, King Abdullah, Salalah, Khalifa Port (ADT), Jebel Ali, Singapore, Yantian, Qingdao, Busan, Ningbo, Shanghai, Xiamen, Nansha, Yantian, Singapore, Port Said East, Gioia Tauro.