UAE: Emirates Announces Far East – Gulf Express Service
Emirates Shipping Line announced its FGX – Far East Gulf Express Service. Emirates has slots on Hanjin’s PSG premier Asia to Middle East service.
The first sailing of FGX will commence from Pusan on 3rd September.
The port rotation is Pusan / Shanghai / Ningbo / Yantian / Singapore / Jebel Ali / Dammam / Port Klang / Singapore / Laem Chabang / Yantian
With this new service, Emirates is offering 3 sailings per week covering Far East.
The FGX is a unique service linking Korea, central and south China directly to major Middle East ports of Dammam and Jebel Ali and a direct call to Thailand
In an official statement, Emirates stated “The FGX service offers a superior regional coverage from Asia to Middle East with Emirates now having multiple, weekly coverage in this important trade lane.” It further stated “With the introduction of this new service we continue to focus on our core markets of Far East to Indian subcontinent/Middle East and Africa offering a unique network coverage in partnership with major global shipping lines”
Source: emiratesline, August 22, 2012