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Maersk Line connects South India to Aqaba

Mumbai: Maersk Line Jordan announced the launch of its new ME5 service that directly connects South India to Jordanian port Aqaba, set on the northeastern tip of the Red Sea, and then moves to the Mediterranean.

The new service aims to improve maritime transport in Jordan, with direct calls at key global logistical hubs and faster transit times. It will deliver two additional direct calls to Aqaba on both east and west bound routes, in addition to the current direct service that Maersk Line operates from Northern Europe.

This means a total of four weekly sailings from Aqaba, three of which are direct services.

The ME5 service will follow a rotation that will begin in Chennai and include scheduled stops at Colombo – Salalah – Jeddah – Aqaba – Port Said – Algeciras – Valencia – Genoa – Port Said – Aqaba – Jeddah – Djibouti – Salalah – Colombo, before finally returning to Chennai.

Shirish Nadkarni

Shirish Nadkarni is a management consultant and freelance international journalist, who has been writing on all spheres of Indian business for the past three decades for a number of reputed overseas publications. An avid sportsman, Nadkarni has represented India in international veterans' badminton since 1997, and was the 55+ age group doubles world champion in 2005.
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