24th July, 2006 Emirates Shipping Line today announces its participation in the Hercules service, commencing from 1st August 2006. Emirates Shipping has acquired slots on this premier Intra Asia service
Slots will be acquired from Laem Chabang, Thailand
The port rotation is : Laem Chabang, Singapore, Port Qasim (Karachi), Nhava Sheva, Colombo, Penang, Singapore, Laem Chabang.
The service between Laem Chabang and the Indian subcontinent is a key niche in the market providing an industry best transit time in this highly competitive region of 10 days from Laem Chabang to Karachi
“Thailand today enjoys few direct services, and none which provides a West bound connection to the Arabian Gulf and Indian Subcontinent, except this service” said Vikas Khan, Chairman & CEO of Emirates Shipping Line. “We are happy to provide our customers this valuable direct connection to and from the important market of Thailand”