March 13 - The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (NSCSA) has confirmed to HLPFI that the Saudi Tabuk V 140 is now scheduled in Charleston on April 1st for the start of a new service from key East Coast US and Canada ports to Saudi Arabia, India an

The 30 year old shipping line currently offers a liner service utilising four fully-owned ro-ro/break bulk/container ships in the Arabian Gulf -Indian Sub-Continent /Red Sea /Mediterranean /US-Canada East Coast/US Gulf trade route on a regular schedule. NSCSA foresees a continued demand for specialised ro-ro-cum-container ships to support trade and continuing industrialisation in the Middle East


In 2002, NSCSA established a global freight forwarding and NVOCC division to provide customers in the oil, cement, power, steel and water conversion industries.