South Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has become the latest carrier to increase their services at Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), managed and operated by Abu Dhabi Terminals, by adding the KMS service which provides a weekly port rotation between Korea and Middle East Gulf.
Hyundai’s KMS service was kick started with a maiden call to Abu Dhabi’s main port on Saturday, 5th of September with the 6,800 TEU ‘Hyundai Bangkok’.
This service represents the 4th new service calling at KPCT since the start of the year and further increases the number of direct international destinations from Abu Dhabi aimed at supporting import and export companies that have a GCC focus.
“Our excellent relationship with HMM enables us to connect our customers to global markets. The newly added KMS service links Korea and the Far East directly to major ports in the GCC and has one of the best transit times in the trade which benefits our customers tremendously,” said Simon Brebner, Abu Dhabi Terminals’ Chief Commercial Officer.
“By adding a 4th new service to our network in a short time span and a committed pipeline of developments and expansions, we are determined to continue our growth by expanding our services and providing more value to shipping lines, trade and logistics customers,” he added.
The KMS service rotation includes the following port rotation: Kwang Yang, Busan, Ningbo, Kaohsiung, Yantian, Hong Kong, Singapore, Port Kelang, Jebel Ali, Khalifa Port, Bandar Abbas, Karachi, Singapore, Hong Kong, Kwang Yang.