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Maersk service begins calls at Sharjah

Maersk service begins calls at Sharjah

Dubai: Maersk has scheduled its East Africa/Gulf service, Masiika Express, to call at Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT) weekly. This gives SCT a regular, direct weekly call to and from the East African ports of Dar es Salaam and Mombasa, providing even more options for the substantial numbers of African exporters and importers in the region.

SCT and nearby Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT), located on the eastern coast of the UAE outside the Gulf, are operated by Gulftainer, which reports that both facilities are continuing to record increases in volumes in 2010 after last year's "remarkable" achievement of posting growth during the downturn.
 
Paul Hennessy, Gulftainer's SCT Terminal Manager, welcomed the 2500 teu/27,000 GRT ER LUBECK last week, saying:  "It is particularly pleasing to welcome the new Masiika Express service as it reflects the confidence (Maersk/Safmarine) have both in us and the volumes of business moving to and from East Africa."  [05/07/10]

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