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MISC adds new loop to Halal Express Service

MISC adds new loop to Halal Express Service

Kuala Lumpur: MISC Berhad has announced that it is to launch a new service to compliment its current Halal Express Service beginning September 24th. The Halal Express Service - Loop 2 (HE2) will directly connect the Far East ports to India and the Middle East region.

The service, whose inaugural voyage will start from Japan, is expected to meet the growing demand for carriage of Halal produce and product.

The Halal Express Service - Loop 2 will serve the following ports:
Yokohama, Nagoya, Shanghai, Xiamen, Singapore, Port Klang, Colombo, Nhava Sheva, Jebel Ali, Dammam, Karachi, Port Klang, Singapore and back to Yokohama.

With the new loop, MISC offers the fastest transit from Yokohama, Nagoya and Xiamen to Nhava Sheva and the ports in the Gulf states. This service will also offer a direct call from Dammam back to Yokohama, Nagoya, Shanghai and Xiamen.

Six vessels of 4500teu each equipped with 350 plugs per vessel have been allocated for the new service. Both the Halal Express Loops 1 & 2 will provide connections to the Red Sea and Upper Gulf ports i.e. Bahrain, Doha, Muscat, Umm Qassar & Shuwaikh via Jebel Ali.  [15/09/09]