APL has added three port calls to its weekly India Pakistan-Mediterranean Express service.
The IPM service will now call at the ports of Hamad and Aqaba in the Middle East, as well as Hazira in India. The service will also call at Jebel Ali instead of Khor Fakkan.
The new rotation will be: Jebel Ali – Hamad – Karachi – Mundra – Hazira – Nhava Sheva – Djibouti – Jeddah – Damietta – Piraeus – Malta – Aliaga – Mersin – Port Said West – Aqaba.
According to APL, the improved IPM loop will enable shippers to tap into APL’s global network at the major transhipment hub of Jebel Ali for further connectivity into the key Gulf ports.
The first sailing of the enhanced IPM service will depart Jebel Ali on January 7, 2018.