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UASC merges two of its Indian services

Dubai: UASC has announced the launch of a new Middle East - Indian Sub Continent - North America (MINA) service that will combine its current MIX (Mediterranean - India Express) and SINA (South East Asia, India - North America) services.

"It is important to note that the MINA Service is a direct continuation of the SINA and MIX Services providing customers with uninterrupted service coverage," UASC said in a statement. "The deployment of nine larger and faster vessels will provide UASC's customers with fast transit times in both directions."

The MIX service, operated in conjunction with Hanjin Shipping, runs between the US East Coast, Mediterranean, Middle East and Indian Sub Continent with 11 vessels of 2,000teu each. The SINA service, operated in conjunction with Hanjin Shipping, K-Line and Yang Ming, runs between the US East Coast, South East Asia and Indian Sub Continent with eight vessels.

The new MINA Service will deploy a total of nine vessels of 4,000teu each, of which six will be supplied by UASC and three by Hanjin. The first sailing on the new service will take place on January 5th, 2009 from Khor Fakhan. The SINA service will cease operation end of December 2008.

Port rotation on the MINA Service is as follows: Khor Fakhan, Jebel Ali, Port Qasim - Nava Sheva - Port Said - Med Hub - La Spezia - Fos - Barcelona - Valencia - Med Hub  - New York - Norfolk - Savannah - Valencia - Genoa - Port Said - Jeddah - Khor Fakhan.  [29/12/08]

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