New direct service acts as a strategic link connecting Indonesia to India, Pakistan and the Middle East
DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port recently received the MV ATLANTIC PIONEER, the first vessel from Kaiso Line, an Indonesia-based shipping company, at its container terminal.
The call demonstrates how Jebel Ali Port is a vital link in the global trade network, connecting markets in the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent (ISC) and South-East Asia (SEA).
The vessel and its crew led by Captain Tsyganenko Ruslan were welcomed by DP World officials, who handed over a plaque to the Master of the vessel.
The new KPG liner is the first direct service by Kaiso Line from Indonesia to ISC and Arabian Gulf ports. The service will call Jakarta (Indonesia), Nhava Sheva (India), Karachi (Pakistan), Jebel Ali (the UAE) and Dammam (Saudi Arabia), offering direct connectivity to and from Indonesia, with Jebel Ali Port being the transhipment hub.
The shipping line is scheduled to deploy more vessels in 2022 to reach a weekly departure within every single port and further expand the connectivity of key markets in South East Asia to the Middle East.
“The new service will not only strengthen ties between the UAE and Indonesia, but will also support traders in SEA and ISC, giving them access to economies in the Middle East,” remarked Abdulla Bin Damithan, CEO and Managing Director, DP World UAE & Jafza. “The Jebel Ali Port is our hub in the Middle East, given the first-class infrastructure and the connectivity and access that DP World provides at their terminals,” commented Billy Iskandar, Managing Director, Kaiso Line.