MSC: IMED Service starts direct calls to Hamad Port


MSC has announced new weekly calls at Hamad Port, Qatar, on its IMED Service, beginning in week 37.

The extended IMED service will operate the following rotation, beginning with the departure of MSC Sariska from the Turkish port of Mersin on 11 September:


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Calling directly at Hamad Port will ensure faster transit times for cargo shipped from Turkish and Greek ports. For example:

  • Mersin – Hamad: 22 days
  • Istanbul – Hamad: 18 days
  • Tekirdag – Hamad: 17 days
  • Canakkale – Hamad: 16 days
  • Piraeus – Hamad: 15 days
  • Iskenderun – Hamad: 11 days

This service will also enable exports from Hamad Port to Sohar in Oman, Mundra Port and Nhava Sheva in India and the eastern Mediterranean ports.

Source: MSC