Thursday, October 6, 2016

Greek RoRo Shipping Group Celebrates New Middle East Service

Car and Truck Shipments Now Extend Across the Region
Shipping News Feature
MIDDLE EAST – Greek shipping firm, Neptune Lines has launched a new RoRo shipping service to ports in the Middle East. With a modern fleet of Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) vessels and broad operational expertise, Neptune Lines operates in over 30 ports in 20 countries in the Mediterranean and the Black Seas and, as of July 2016, also serves the Middle East.

The new service is supported by NMT Shipping, Neptune Lines commercial agents in the region, and is scheduled to connect the UAE ports of Jebel Ali and Khalifa to the ports of Shuwaikh (Kuwait) and Umm Qasr (Iraq), as well as Bandar Abbas (Iran), Sohar (Oman), Dammam (Saudi Arabia), Hamad (Qatar) and Khalifa Bin Salman (Bahrain). Neptune's President and Chief Executive Officer, Melina Travlos said:

"I am delighted to celebrate our entry into a visionary region with world-class infrastructure that strives for continuous growth and development. We are creating a sea bridge dedicated to the automotive trade, servicing the Emirati ports as well as the ports of Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq and Iran, aiming to boost and facilitate the trading of vehicles overall, offering permanent solutions for reliable, on-time deliveries. We are committed to contributing to this region our pioneering expertise and professionalism alongside our pledge for excellent quality shipping services.”

Upon demand and subject to availability, the new service will also operate alternative routes on an inducement basis. The leading executive of Neptune Lines operations in the region, based in Dubai, is Markos Vassilikos, former head of Neptune Lines operations.