Executive Briefings

Middle East & Indian Subcontinent Service

Working with us to move your imports and exports to and from the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent is simple. You'll have dependable resources, knowledgeable customer support and 24/7, online eTools to easily manage your shipments. Our reliable MECL1 & MECL2 service strings offer a premium combination of speed and direct coverage. And, U.S. Flag Vessels are available weekly on the MECL1 and every other week on the MECL2.

MIDDLE EAST & INDIAN SUBCONTINENT - North American EXPORT Service Highlights

  • The reliable MECL2 service is direct from Houston and Norfolk to Algeciras, Spain; Port Said, Egypt; Djibouti, Djibouti; Jebel Ali, UAE and Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • U.S. Flag coverage on the MECL2 extends our commitment to U.S. Government, U.S. Aid, and U.S. Project cargo.
  • When exporting to Iraq, depend on our direct, weekly U.S. Flag service from main port hub Jebel Ali to Umm Qasr. Wholly owned and operated Maersk Line vessels and port operations ensure reliable and seamless delivery of your cargo.
  • Comprehensive U.S. Flag coverage of the Middle East, Pakistan, Red Sea and Saudi Arabia is supported through weekly departures from the U.S. East Coast. Rely on the most extensive U.S. Flag feeder network in the Middle East trade.
  • The Colombo call via the MECL2 service provides faster overall transits not only to Sri Lanka but also to Southern and Eastern India destinations, including Chennai, Kolkata, Halidia Port, Visakhapatnam, Tuticorin, and Cochin.

MIDDLE EAST & INDIAN SUBCONTINENT - North American IMPORT Service Highlights

  • Fully owned and operated linehaul services are supported by an extensive and reliable feeder network with many Maersk-owned vessels.
  • Your imports move direct via the MECL1 from main port hubs Jebel Ali, UAE; Port Qasim, Pakistan; Jawaharlal Nehru, India and Salalah, Oman to the U.S. East Coast ports of Newark, Charleston and Norfolk.
  • A best in market 21 day transit is offered from Port Qasim, Pakistan to Newark arriving Monday for excellent major market delivery.
  • Fast 17-day transit from Jawaharlal Nehru, India to Newark, NJ ensures early-week arrival (Monday) for same-week deliveries (MECL1).
  • The reliable, weekly MECL2 covers a wide range of direct port calls including Spain,bEgypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Colombo, Sri Lanka which serves the key Southern India sourcing region. Your time-sensitive import cargo moves to the U.S. East coast - Newark and Savannah, and then onto Houston in the Gulf.
  • Aqaba, Jordan service coverage provides an exclusive Jordan to U.S. direct link (MECL2) with a 16 day transit to Newark.
  • Adequate schedule buffer helps ensure improved schedule reliability, especially during monsoon season.
  • A comprehensive U.S. intermodal network offers reliable service to major volume destinations throughout North America and Canada to keep your supply chain running smoothly.

Maersk Line Middle East service maps

Working with us to move your imports and exports to and from the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent is simple. You'll have dependable resources, knowledgeable customer support and 24/7, online eTools to easily manage your shipments. Our reliable MECL1 & MECL2 service strings offer a premium combination of speed and direct coverage. And, U.S. Flag Vessels are available weekly on the MECL1 and every other week on the MECL2.

MIDDLE EAST & INDIAN SUBCONTINENT - North American EXPORT Service Highlights

  • The reliable MECL2 service is direct from Houston and Norfolk to Algeciras, Spain; Port Said, Egypt; Djibouti, Djibouti; Jebel Ali, UAE and Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • U.S. Flag coverage on the MECL2 extends our commitment to U.S. Government, U.S. Aid, and U.S. Project cargo.
  • When exporting to Iraq, depend on our direct, weekly U.S. Flag service from main port hub Jebel Ali to Umm Qasr. Wholly owned and operated Maersk Line vessels and port operations ensure reliable and seamless delivery of your cargo.
  • Comprehensive U.S. Flag coverage of the Middle East, Pakistan, Red Sea and Saudi Arabia is supported through weekly departures from the U.S. East Coast. Rely on the most extensive U.S. Flag feeder network in the Middle East trade.
  • The Colombo call via the MECL2 service provides faster overall transits not only to Sri Lanka but also to Southern and Eastern India destinations, including Chennai, Kolkata, Halidia Port, Visakhapatnam, Tuticorin, and Cochin.

MIDDLE EAST & INDIAN SUBCONTINENT - North American IMPORT Service Highlights

  • Fully owned and operated linehaul services are supported by an extensive and reliable feeder network with many Maersk-owned vessels.
  • Your imports move direct via the MECL1 from main port hubs Jebel Ali, UAE; Port Qasim, Pakistan; Jawaharlal Nehru, India and Salalah, Oman to the U.S. East Coast ports of Newark, Charleston and Norfolk.
  • A best in market 21 day transit is offered from Port Qasim, Pakistan to Newark arriving Monday for excellent major market delivery.
  • Fast 17-day transit from Jawaharlal Nehru, India to Newark, NJ ensures early-week arrival (Monday) for same-week deliveries (MECL1).
  • The reliable, weekly MECL2 covers a wide range of direct port calls including Spain,bEgypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Colombo, Sri Lanka which serves the key Southern India sourcing region. Your time-sensitive import cargo moves to the U.S. East coast - Newark and Savannah, and then onto Houston in the Gulf.
  • Aqaba, Jordan service coverage provides an exclusive Jordan to U.S. direct link (MECL2) with a 16 day transit to Newark.
  • Adequate schedule buffer helps ensure improved schedule reliability, especially during monsoon season.
  • A comprehensive U.S. intermodal network offers reliable service to major volume destinations throughout North America and Canada to keep your supply chain running smoothly.

Maersk Line Middle East service maps