MSC said it will start a new direct service connecting India, the Middle East, the Red Sea and the United States.
The Indus Express Service will use nine 2,500-TEU ships and offer a fixed-day weekly service with the following port rotation: Mundra, Nhava Sheva, Valencia, New York, Norfolk, Charleston, Savannah, Freeport, King Abdullah Port, Jebel Ali and Mundra.
The service will commence with its maiden call at Jebel Ali on June 1 and arrive in New York on July 1.
MSC's Allen Clifford said the Indus Express will be a standalone service operated completely by MSC.
"The clients involved in this service require quick and efficient transits, the same as other major ports of the world," he said.
According to data from BlueWater Reporting
, MSC currently has another standalone service that calls the Middle East and East Coast of North America, called the Golden Gate Service. It also calls Asia and the Mediterranean. The Golden Gate Service operates with 13 vessels with a total rotation time of 91 days and an average vessel capacity of 7,403 TEUs.