MSC Enhances its East Africa-Middle East Network

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is updating its network to better serve shippers moving cargo between East Africa and the Middle East, India and Sri Lanka.

As part of the revamp of its East Africa – Middle East Network, MSC is launching a news service, Mogadishu Express, a direct service connecting Jebel Ali to Mogadishu and Kismayu in less than one week.

Rotations of Petra and East Africa Express services have been revised to enhance schedule reliability, while ensuring that transit times remain competitive in those regions, to ensure we match our customers’ expectations.

The implementation of the updated network is planned for middle April 2019 and remains subject to further updates.


MOGADISHU EXPRESS –  New direct service to from Jebel Ali to Mogadishu and Kismayu
Port rotation: Abu Dhabi – Jebel Ali – Mogadishu – Kismayu – Salalah – Hamad – Abu Dhabi
First sailing: MSC Jasmine JM916R, ETA Mogadishu, 15.04.2019

PETRA – Competitive transit times between Sri Lanka and the Red Sea
First sailing: MSC Roberta SD914A, ETA Colombo, 05.04.2019
Port rotation: Colombo – Djibouti – King Abdullah –  Al Aqabah – Sokhna – Clombo

EAST AFRICA EXPRESS – Direct call from Mombasa to India
Port rotation: Mundra – Abu Dhabi – Jebel Ali – Mombasa – Mundra
First sailing: MSC Positano OM914A, ETA Abu Dhabi, 06.04.2019

Should you have any queries, please contact your local MSC office.