Middle East

Bahrain gets direct US west coast link

Doha: APM Terminals Bahrain, the operators of Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP), yesterday welcomed an inaugural Hanjin/NYK service which gives shippers direct access from Bahrain to the US West Coast and Korea for the first time.

"We are pleased to welcome this new direct service which will now open direct lines for shipping companies in the kingdom and significantly boost transhipment activities, thereby contributing to the kingdom's economy," said APM Terminals chief commercial officer Simon Brebner.

"Furthermore, the direct call into Bahrain from two of the top 10 global carriers, Hanjin and NYK is a reflection of Bahrain's increasing capabilities to provide transhipment opportunities to and from the Northern Gulf and we look forward to welcoming and delivering value to this service on a regular basis," he added.

This new service will arrive in Bahrain every Monday evening.  [14/08/13]

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