Jebel Ali-based NVOCC, CargoGulf, is launching a new container liner service between North Asia and the Arabian Gulf. The new North Asia Gulf Express (NAGE) service complements its Arabian Gulf to Asia (AGA) service serving trade to/from Southeast Asia which was introduced last year.
With effect from 16th May, the service will offer fixed day weekly sailings linking the ports of Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen and Da Chan Bay directly with markets in the Arabian Gulf. China import bookings will be accepted from all Arabian Gulf ports, Colombo, Port Klang and Singapore, the company says.
Hans-Henrik Nielsen, CargoGulf’s Global Development Director, is optimistic about the demand for the new NAGE service. He says, “Continuing trade growth between the two regions fuelled by Asia’s huge and increasing energy demands and the Middle East’s rising demand for consumer goods, presents opportunities for freight services. The NAGE service will provide added value to our customers and allow us to manage our container equipment better.”
The dedicated NAGE service linking North Asia, the Arabian Gulf and Southeast Asia is the latest addition to CargoGulf’s growing portfolio, which as well as AGA includes AGISC, which connects the Arabian Gulf and Indian Subcontinent; IAG, an Inter-Arabian Gulf service; Nil Manel Express, between the Arabian Gulf and Sri Lanka, Bengal and the Maldives; and EUR, which operates between ports in Europe and the UK and the Arabian Gulf.
Since its establishment in 1985, CargoGulf has grown steadily, earning a strong reputation in the Middle East and India. By integrating its services with the GAC Group’s shipping capabilities, it aims to offer customers the “efficiency of a one-stop shop to provide time and cost efficiencies for customers across diverse sectors.”