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New Qatar Service Connects to Kuwait

Milaha, a Qatar-based maritime and logistics conglomerate, has continued to extend its international reach after launching its first ever direct feeder service between Qatar and Kuwait, according to Gulf Times.

The Kuwait Qatar Express Service (KQX) will start running between Hamad Port in Qatar and Shuwaikh Port in Kuwait once a week using a 515 TEU vessel.

The new service can transport perishable products as 50 reefer plugs are available on the vessel.

KQX also connects Kuwait to Milaha’s broader feeder network in the Arabian Gulf.

Milaha’s president and CEO Abdulrahman Essa al-Mannai said: “Qatar and Kuwait have long enjoyed strong economic ties, and today, we are building further on these ties with the launch of the Kuwait Qatar Express Service, which represents a fast and cost-efficient solution, particularly for local and regional exporters aiming to enter the Qatari market.”

Milaha’s new connection comes after expansions into several shipping routes across many countries including the Oman ports of Sohar and Salalah and the Indian ports of Nhava Sheva, Mundra, and Kandla.
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