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.