Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company (GSCCO), part of the Gulftainer group of companies, has received the Hyundai Tacoma container vessel from the recently updated AG3 service of THE Alliance at the Jubail Commercial Port (JCP) in Saudi Arabia. This is the first call of the AG3 service at the Saudi port.
The service offers direct weekly calls at JCP by dedicated vessels that boast a 6,350TEU capacity on a weekly basis as part of THE Alliance network, comprising Hapag-Lloyd, HMM, Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Yang Ming.
“Through establishing a strategic new connection between JCP and Port Kelang in Malaysia, the AG3 Service further strengthens trade between Saudi Arabia and Malaysia,” Gulftainer said.
The port rotation schedule of the new service is:
Qingdao, Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Kaohsiung, Shekou, Singapore, Jebel Ali, Dammam, Hamad, Jubail, Abu Dhabi (Mina Khalifa), Sohar, Port Kelang, Singapore, Hong Kong, Qingdao.
Jason French, group managing director of GSCCO, commented: “Given Jubail’s strategic position as a prominent gateway port for the region, it is rapidly transforming into a major shipping hub as trade between Saudi Arabia and Asia grows more robust.”