Global NVOCC (Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier) CargoGulf, which is represented by global liner agent GAC across the Arabian Gulf, has launched a new liner service between the Arabian Gulf and South East Asia in partnership with Thailand-based LG Container Lines.
The service, which will commence on 7 September, will offer fixed weekly sailings between South East Asia and the Arabian Gulf, linking the ports of Singapore, Port Klang (Malaysia), Bangkok/Laem Chabang (Thailand), Jakarta (Indonesia) with all major ports in the Arabian Gulf. The service provides direct calls to Jebel Ali (United Arab Emirates), Dammam (Saudi Arabia) and Hamad (Qatar), while the other Gulf ports are serviced via Jebel Ali.
This new dedicated service complements CargoGulf’s existing trades to Europe and the Arabian Gulf, and Arabian Gulf and the Indian Subcontinent, according to a statement.
Hans-Henrik Nielsen, CargoGulf’s global development director believes that the new service will help the company to manage its container fleet more effectively and reduce the shore to sea ratio, while he mentioned that despite the Covid-19 pandemic, CargoGulf has seen an uptick in its overall laden liftings in the second quarter and into the third one.
Both CargoGulf and LG Container Lines have their own stacks (port agreements) in all ports served, which allows for fast issuance of delivery orders when cargo arrives, according to a statement form the companies.