SeaLead has announced the launch of a new service connecting India and the United Arab Emirates to East Africa. The India-Dubai-East-Africa (IDEA) service will begin on November 22 as a four-vessel weekly service, with SeaLead providing two and one each for OOCL and TS Lines.
The rotation for the new service will be as follows: Nhava Sheva (JNPT), Mundra (ADANI), Jebel Ali (DPW), Khalifa (CSP), Mombasa (Kilindini), Dar Es Salam (HIT), Nhava Sheva (JNPT)
Henry Schmidl, Managing Director of SeaLead, commented on the new service as follows: “We are pleased to introduce this new service together with our partners. Trade between India, UAE and East Africa has greatly increased and our new service will add more options for our customers. Delivering this fast and direct service will reduce transit times and enable faster connections.”
The new service offers solutions for large and small customers who want to open up this lucrative and fast-growing trade channel. With an estimated annual growth of 8% in Kenya and Tanzania, the East Africa region is becoming an increasingly attractive region for companies looking to expand their business.
The growth is very well encouraged and fueled by the efforts of the EAC (East African Community) – an intergovernmental organization formed in 2000 with a strong focus on infrastructure development needed to facilitate trade in Africa. India and the United Arab Emirates also benefit from robust domestic economies, while India is one of East Africa’s (and Africa’s broader) largest trading partners, having signed trade deals with several African nations.
Runtimes for the IDEA service:
|westward||Mombasa||Dar es Salaam|
|eastbound||Nhava Sheva||Mundra||Jebel Ali||Abu Dhabi|
|Dar es Salaam||12||14||18||19|
Relatively new to the global shipping sector, Sea Lead has grown rapidly in recent years and is currently ranked 22nd by industry expert Alphaliner. The company will continue to expand and develop new services to support its rapidly growing customer base and meet global demand for cargo capacity.
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