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Transmar increases service levels with extra tonnage to Jeddah
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Posted: Fri September 21, 2018 4:57 pm

EGYPT. Transmar has upgraded its Adabiya departure services with the addition of a new vessel – the MV Viking Merlin – on the company’s Red Sea Service (RES) with a scheduled first departure from Adabiya on Thursday 20 September, 2018.

This increased tonnage on the RES offers customers a more modern vessel with increased capacity and a reliable and dependable service. Following the first sailing with MV Viking Merlin, the Transmar sailings will remain as published with sailings from the port every 10 days on the 10th, 20th and 30th of each month.

With increased capacity on this route it was a sound business decision to upgrade the service according to Mohamed El Ahwal, CEO of Transmar.

“There has been a strong increase in traffic from Jeddah across our network and we have responded quickly to this demand by adding extra capacity onto the route with the MV Viking Merlin. As a family owned business and Egypt’s leading container shipping line we understand the need for reliability, security and delivery for all our customers. This new vessel operating on an established Transmar network offers all of this and potential for more traffic on this important Middle East route. This upgrading is part of a continuing process by Transmar to provide the most efficient and reliable sailings across our shipping schedules.”

Photo Caption: MV Viking Merlin (Image copyright: Bengt-Rune Inberg )

About Transmar
Transmar the Egyptian container line provides reliable, sustainable and safe services to businesses across the Middle East, Red Sea, Arabian Gulf and East Coast of Africa.
As a family-owned company with more than 40 years’ experience and a strong commitment to high professional standards, Transmar has built its solid reputation as a strong, agile, and highly-responsive shipping line.
RES Service: Adabiya Jeddah* Port Sudan Jeddah* Adabiya (*Dammam and Jebel Ali via Jeddah)
UPG Service: Adabiya Jeddah* Jebel Ali Khalifa Dammam Jubail, Jeddah* Adabiya (*Port of Sudan via Jeddah)

Previously known as IACC Shipping, Transmar is a wholly-owned subsidiary of IACC Holdings (formerly IACC Group).

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About IACC Holdings
IACC Holdings is a privately owned investment company with a focus on shipping and logistics. With origins dating back to 1979, when industry pioneer Mostafa El Ahwal founded International Associated Cargo Carrier (IACC). Decades of being at the forefront of the Egyptian and regional markets, has positioned IACC Holdings to take a
leadership role in investing in, and developing regional and global supply chains.

IACC Holdings takes pride in being a home-grown Egyptian company that has developed talents that are industry leaders today.

IACC’s portfolio includes: Transmar; Safina Shipping Services specialized in ship agencies and marine services; Transcargo International (TCI), stevedoring,
warehousing and port services and Transland International, inland transportation.

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