Oman’s Asyad Line has boosted its regional capabilities by adding a 2800 TEU capacity containership to its fleet. The environmentally friendly vessel will be deployed within the Indian Express Service (IEX) connecting GCC and Indian ports, which bow has been upgraded to a weekly frequency.
It is understood the vessel was delivered as the Gregos to Greek shipowner Euroseas from the Hyundai Mipo shipyard in South Korea on April 6th. Reports suggested it has been fixed on a 36-40 month charter with Asyad Line.
Following the acquisition of the vessel, Asyad Line has reinforced its IEX service by doubling its frequency, from two to four sailings per month, responding to increasing demand. IEX connects Oman to India, with a rotation that includes Sohar in Oman, Jebel Ali in Dubai, Hamad in Qatar and King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam, as well as Mundra, Nhava Sheva and Hazira ports in India.
Imad Said Al Khadouri, Chief Commercial Officer of Asyad Shipping and Drydock, commented: “The addition of a new vessel to Asyad Line’s growing fleet, as well as transforming IEX into a weekly service, reflects our dedication to meet all customers’ demands while simultaneously employing innovative technologies that limit the environmental impact of logistics operations. Our high-quality services, along with Asyad’s continuously expanding resources, create strong and long-lasting trade and shipping connections across the Asia-Pacific.”