MCS Adds London Stop to Australia Express Service
The MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A Australia Express Service will begin calling at DP World London Gateway Port, the U.K.’s newest deep-sea terminal, following changes to the service.
The service will now provide direct calls between DP World London Gateway Port, King Abdullah port in Saudi Arabia, Colombo in Sri Lanka and ports around the Australian coast. It will reportedly be the fastest direct service between Northern Europe and Australia in the market.
The call is a new trade lane into DP World London Gateway Port, further enhancing the suite of services on offer to U.K. importers and exporters. It is also a new service for the U.K.
In full, the new rotation will call at DP World London Gateway Port, Antwerp, Le Havre, Fos-Sur-Mer, La Spezia, Naples, Gioia Tauro, Port Louis, Pointe des Galets, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Fremantle, Colombo, King Abdullah, Valencia, DP World London Gateway Port.
MSC Roberta made her first stop at DP World London Gateway Port on Friday, August 7, marking the commencement of the weekly service.
Kelvin Wilden, Operations Director, MSC UK, said, “The Australia Express will now provide direct calls between DP World London Gateway Port and Australia, offering the fastest direct service in the market connecting Oceania with the UK and North West Continent. This service improvement will complement our competitive transit times to all other global destinations, using MSC’s vast transshipment network of services.
His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World, said, “This service offers some of the most competitive transits to the U.K., not only from Australia but also from Colombo in Sri Lanka.
The announcement by MSC follows the opening of Pentalver’s permanent, new five-acre depot at the port. Robert Goodwill, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport also visited the port and logistics park recently to help formally open the DP World London Gateway Logistics Centre.