Indonesian Shipping Company Kaiso Line Confirms Jebel Ali Port As Middle East Transshipment Hub



Kaiso Line will put more ships into service from Jakarta to Jebel Ali, which also calls at the ports of Nhava Sheva, Karachi and Dammam.
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Dubai: The first ship in the fleet of the Indonesian shipping company Kaiso Line recently anchored at the port of Jebel Ali. the MV Atlantic pioneer left Jakarta on November 26 and reached the shores of the United Arab Emirates on December 11.

It is also Kaiso Line’s first direct service from Indonesia to ports on the subcontinent and the Persian Gulf. The service will call at Jakarta, Nhava Sheva in India, Karachi, Jebel Ali and Dammam, providing direct connectivity to and from Indonesia, with Jebel Ali port being the transshipment hub. The shipping company is expected to deploy more ships next year to achieve a weekly departure from each port.

According to Billy Iskandar, Managing Director of Kaiso Line, “Indonesia is developing at a rapid pace, given the favorable investment opportunities and policies of the government, as well as several bilateral relationships the country has on a global scale. . Jebel Ali Port is our hub in the Middle East, given the first class infrastructure and connectivity and access that DP World provides to their terminals.

The arrival of Kaiso Line’s first ship reflects our stakeholders’ confidence in our capabilities and growing portfolio

– Abdulla Bin Damithan, CEO and Managing Director, DP World UAE & Jafza



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