A new connection on the Red Sea
P&O Maritime Logistics and Unifeeder are joining forces in the Middle East region. This is the first time P&O Maritime Logistics will be trading in the Red Sea with containers on a liner basis between Port of Jeddah and Port Sudan.
The partners are establishing this route using multi carrying vessels (MCVs), “micro” feeders, in order to reduce port congestion. As the liners commented: "The MCV has the unique ability to bypass congestion by calling smaller berths, turning around at least twice faster compared to larger vessels on this shortsea route."
With their shallow draft, MCVs require less space and can access areas of the port where larger ships cannot fit it due to their size and length. This is useful when connecting feeder ports, such as Port Sudan, with hub ports, such as Port of Jeddah. (sh)