MSC has announced a new overland In-Transit Cargo service, which carries containers by inland transportation with the full support of the government authorities at King Abdullah Port (KAP). According to the company, the new service provides MSC customers with a faster lead time for the whole logistics process.
The company hope that the In-Transit Cargo service will provide shippers with better connectivity and a shorter journey for cargo bound for Saudi Arabia and other GCC Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries via KAP.
According to MSC, the service enables cargo to be shipped from KAP over the Arabian Peninsula to other GCC countries within 4-to-6 days, compared with a market average sailing period of 13-to-16 days by sea. Trucking is offered with all logistics, documentation and legal clearance procedures met as part of the process.
The shorter transit varies from 4-to-6 days, depending on the distance of the port of delivery, and provided that shipments are adequately cleared and all legal requirements are fulfilled.
MSC hope that the inland route is particularly appealing for shippers of refrigerated and frozen cargo with a time-sensitive shelf-life. This includes food and beverages and pharmaceutical products.
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