A circular service connecting Hamad Port with India, Gulf–India Express 2 (GIX2), has started operations, a move that ought to further enhance and strengthen Doha’s trade relations.

The new service at Hamad port is operated by Aladin Express, said QTerminals, a joint venture between Mwani Qatar and Milaha, in a tweet.

The port rotation of the new service is Mundra Port (India) – King Abdulaziz Port (Saudi Arabia) – Khalifa Bin Salman Port (Bahrain) – Hamad Port (Qatar) – Jebel Ali Port (the UAE) – Mundra Port (India).

The service, which started on September 23 with the 1,740TEU (twenty foot equivalent unit) GREEN ACE, will provide increased opportunities for trade between the countries through direct service and shorter transit time.

It will complement the Gulf India Express (GIX) that was launched on April 9 this year with 510TEU URANUS, calling at Mundra, Sohar, Mundra, Sohar, Jebel Ali, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, and Mundra.

Source: Hellenic Shipping News