Port welcomes new Middle East link

THE first of six vessels set to dock on a weekly basis at the Port of Felixstowe as part of a new service is due to arrive today .The new Europe Pakistan India Consortium service kicks off with the arrival of CMA CGM Tulip.

THE first of six vessels set to dock on a weekly basis at the Port of Felixstowe as part of a new service is due to arrive today .

The new Europe Pakistan India Consortium service kicks off with the arrival of CMA CGM Tulip.

Four of the vessels will be provided by CMA CGM, and one each by the other partners, Hamburg Sud and Hapag Lloyd. The service will run weekly out of the port and will take six weeks to complete its rotation.

Chris Lewis, chief executive of the port's owners, Hutchison Ports (UK) Ltd, welcomed the new Middle East and India link.


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“It is a source of great pride for us that the Port of Felixstowe has been chosen as the UK port of call for the EPIC 2 service. It will enhance and strengthen Felixstowe's already extensive links with the fast-growing markets in the Middle East and India. It is important that we continue to offer a wide range of carriers and services to UK importers and exporters,” he said.

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