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Höegh has a long history in the Middle East, and has for years been one of the major suppliers of transportation to this region from Europe and US and, since 2008, also from the Far East.

Adding an outbound service to India, South and West Africa, will enable Höegh Autoliners to offer a service from the Middle East and India to major developing markets.

Monthly sailings will initially call Jebel Ali, Mumbai, Chennai, Colombo, Durban/ Maputo, Luanda, Lagos and Tema. Further ports can be added subject to inducement and a connecting service to Australia, Indian Ocean and USA is available via Maputo/Durban.

Höegh Autoliners is a leading global provider of ro-ro vehicle transportation services. The company operates approximately 70 Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTCs) in global trade systems. The main customers are major manufacturers of new cars, heavy machinery and rolling stock as well as second hand vehicles.

The new service is being launched as operators of pure car and truck carrying services are experiencing a big drop in demand causing operators to seek other business in the breakbulk and project cargoes arena.