Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) is pleased to announce the launch of a new direct service, India – West Med service, connecting India with the West Mediterranean, started mid-December.   

By offering direct connection between the two regions, MSC will reduce transshipment for customers and providing expedited transit times. The service will offer Mundra to Genoa in 19 days, Valencia in 23 days and Nhava Sheva to Barcelona in 16 days, with no transshipment required between load and discharge ports.

The India – West Med service connects with MSC’s broad intermodal networks in Genoa and Valencia, opening new opportunities for exporters across the region and enhancing support for automotive, apparel and pharmaceuticals industries between the India and the West Mediterranean.

The first sailing will be with MSC SHANGHAI from Abu Dhabi on 19 December and will rotate as follows: Abu Dhabi (UAE) – Jebel Ali (UAE) – Mundra (India)– Nhava Sheva (India) – Djibouti (Africa)– Gioia Tauro (Italy)– Genoa (Genoa) –Barcelona (Spain)– Valencia (Spain)– Salerno (Italy)–Gioia Tauro (Italy)– Marsaxlokk (Malta)– King Abdullah (Saudi Arabia)– Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) – Abu Dhabi (UAE).

Source : MSC