The COSCO Shipping Ports (CSP) terminal in Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Port has started a weekly service connecting the UAE with ports across Europe and the Indian Subcontinent.

Utilising a fleet of eight vessels on rotation, ranging in capacity from 10,000 to 13,000 teu, the service will call at ports in Rotterdam, Hamburg, London, Antwerp and Le Havre. The exports will consist primarily of polymers while returning vessels will carry a mix of general and project cargo, said CSP.

The service will also call at Karachi, Pakistan, and the Indian ports of Nhava Sheva and Mundra.

Naser Al Busaeedi, deputy ceo of CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal, said: “More than a year on since CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal officially launched, we are now well positioned to bring our direct service offering to a global audience.

“Our new service will significantly increase the movement of cargo exports and imports between Abu Dhabi, Europe and India, providing our customers with solutions to tackle their international shipment needs, as well as the opportunity to target new markets.”