Qatar-based Milaha has launched a direct service between Pakistan and Qatar. The new service, called PQX (Pakistan Qatar Express Service), will operate weekly between the Port of Karachi, Pakistan and Hamad Port, Qatar with a transit time of four days, making it the fastest direct connection between the two countries.
The PQX will also establish a second weekly service to and from Mundra, India, which will add to Milaha’s existing Mundra call as part of the IQX (India Qatar Express Service). PQX will be operated with two 1,700TEU vessels and a weekly call in all ports following a Mesaieed – Mundra – Karachi – Hamad – Mesaieed rotation. The first vessel will depart from Karachi Port on September 7 and arrive at Hamad Port on September 11.
“Our new PQX service will cater mainly to perishable products and other food stuff, and will increase options for customers in Pakistan and India to access Qatar and other Arabian Gulf markets,” commented Milaha’s President and CEO Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai.
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