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Port of Felixstowe Welcomes New Europe-Gulf/Indian Subcontinent Service
31st July 2003

The Port of Felixstowe welcomed the first call of a new direct and dedicated "EuroGalex" service between Europe and the Gulf/Indian Subcontinent on Sunday 27th July 2003, with the arrival of MOL Sprinter.

The service, a joint operation between Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and Norasia, will incorporate six chartered 1,700 TEU vessels; MOL Sprinter, Norasia Sindh, Norasia Malabar, Norasia Punjab, Norasia Bavaria and Norasia Noor. Hyundai and United Arab Shipping Company have already taken slots on the service.

The port rotation, based on fixed-day sailings, is:-

Jebel Ali - Karachi - Nhava Sheva - Colombo - Felixstowe - Hamburg - Rotterdam – Jebel Ali

Richard Pearson, Managing Director of Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited, owners of the Port of Felixstowe, commented:

“We are very pleased to welcome the EuroGalex service to Felixstowe. This new service significantly increases the range of carriers we can offer from the Port to the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent, and provides some of the most competitive transit times around, with just 15 days from Colombo to Felixstowe, and 19 days from Nhava Sheva.”

ENDS

Note to Editors:

For further information, please contact, Paul Davey, Corporate Affairs Manager, on Tel No: +44 (0)1394 604987 or Fax No: +44 (0)1394 604943, or E-mail daveyps@hpuk.co.uk

Port of Felixstowe (PFL) is the largest container port in the UK and the fifth largest in Europe. PFL is a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group, the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator with interests in 15 countries throughout Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Today, HPH operates a total of 32 ports together with a number of transportation related service companies.
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