CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal launches new direct services to Europe, Indian Subcontinent

Containers at Khalifa Port (Photo: Abu Dhabi Ports)

CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal, a project of COSCO Shipping Ports (CSP), has commenced a direct, weekly service to several ports across Europe and the Indian Subcontinent.

Operating from Abu Dhabi Ports’ flagship deep-water port, Khalifa Port, where the terminal was established as part of a 35-year agreement with CSP, the new direct service will be served by a fleet of eight vessels on rotation, ranging in capacity from 10,000 to 13,000 TEUs.

Direct exports from Abu Dhabi to the ports of Rotterdam, Hamburg, London, Antwerp, and Le Havre will consist primarily of polymers while returning vessels will carry a mix of general and project cargo imports. The ports of Karachi, Nhava Sheva, and Mundra will also benefit from the new service.

The direct services are expected to lend additional support to customers across the region and clients of the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), providing faster transit and competitive rates for their import and export activities.

With expectations that the new offering will increase CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal’s weekly handling of cargo, the development is also expected to help add more feeder services from CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal.

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