Liner Break-bulk service ‘Marhaba Express’ calling Port of Duqm
Marhaba Express, a joint venture between Gold Star Line and Sarjak Container Lines, recently commenced its liner break-bulk service connecting west coast of India and the Arabian Gulf namely, Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Duqm, Jebel Ali, Abu Dhabi, Shuhaiba, Umm Qasr, Dammam, Sohar and Nhava Sheva.
The launch of this service is particularly important for Port of Duqm since it not only enhances connectivity between Port of Duqm and the Indian subcontinent, but also with other major ports inside of the Gulf, a press release issued by Port of Duqm said.
Port of Duqm was one of the ports of call in the port rotation for discharging steel pipes (approximately 500MT) and loading project cargo (heavy lift). Port of Duqm loaded the heavy project cargo containing 3 low pressure (LP) separators which was manufactured by Special Technical Services (STS) Nizwa for a project in Kuwait. The dimension of each LP separator was 27.3 (L) x 6.4 (W) x 6.1 (H) meters and weighing approximately 160MT.
The second package of this project will be a bigger volume (322MTx 2 units) and is likely to be loaded from Port of Duqm by mid March 2019.
Port of Duqm in the past has already proven its capability to efficiently perform the discharge of heavy lift project cargo of much bigger dimensions. However, for the first time Port of Duqm has proven its capability to efficiently perform a loading operation of a massive heavy-lift cargo.
Port of Duqm is endeavoring to be the most preferred multi-purpose port in the region.