Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT) has announced that Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM)’s Korea Middle East Service (KMS) has been added to its growing network list and started calling at the port on Saturday (5 September).
HMM has increased its services at the terminal by adding KMS, which made its maiden call to the terminal with the 6,800 teu ship, ‘Hyundai Bangkok’.
KMS, which provides weekly port rotation between Korea and Middle East Gulf, is the fourth new service calling at the terminal since the beginning of 2015.
The new service’s rotation will include Kwang Yang, Busan, Ningbo, Kaohsiung, Yantian, Hong Kong, Singapore, Port Kelang, Jebel Ali, Khalifa Port, Bandar Abbas, Karachi, Singapore, Hong Kong and Kwang Yang.
KPCT, which is part of the Port of Khalifa, has been managed and operated by the port operator Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) since 2012.
Simon Brebner, Abu Dhabi Terminals’ CCO, said: “The newly added KMS service links Korea and the Far East directly to major ports in the GCC and has one of the best transit times in the trade which benefits our customers tremendously.”
Khalifa Port, which is the major port of the capital of the United Arab Emirates, ranked 104th in the 2015 issue of CM’s World Top Container Ports, having handled 1,137,679 teu in 2014.