Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), which manages and operates Khalifa Port Container Terminal, has welcomed a new main line service to its fast expanding network. The JADE service which forms part of the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and 2M alliance networks, offers connections from the Mediterranean and Red Sea into Abu Dhabi and from Abu Dhabi into South East Asia and North Asia.
The containerships deployed on the JADE service are some of the largest containerships in the world and the largest in the MSC fleet. On 23rd and 28th June respectively, ADT hosted the two largest containerships to ever call at a terminal in the Arabian Gulf, the 23,656 teu MSC Sixin and the 23,756 teu MSC Gulsun. 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.
Ahmed Al Mutawa, Abu Dhabi Terminals’ Chief Executive Officer, commented: “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.”