a Qatar-based maritime transport and logistics conglomerate, has announced the
launch of a direct service between Pakistan and Qatar. The new service, called
PQX (Pakistan Qatar Express Service), will operate weekly between the Port of
Karachi, Pakistan and Hamad Port, Qatar with a competitive transit time of 4
days, making it the fastest direct connection between the two countries.
will also establish a 2nd weekly service to and from Mundra, India, which will
add to Milaha’s existing Mundra call as part of the IQX (India Qatar Express
Service). PQX will be operated with two 1,700 TEU vessels and a weekly call in
all ports following a Mesaieed – Mundra – Karachi – Hamad – Mesaieed rotation.
The first vessel will depart from Karachi Port on 7 September and arrive at
Hamad Port on 11 September.
on the launch of the new service, Milaha’s President and CEO Mr. Abdulrahman
Essa Al-Mannai said: “We have been vigorously ramping up our operations between
Qatar and key Asian markets in response to growing demand from traders,
importers, and exporters on both sides. Our new PQX service will cater mainly
to perishable products and other food stuff, and will increase options for
customers in Pakistan and India to access Qatar and other Arabian Gulf
markets.This is part of Milaha’s ongoing commitment to support the growing
trade between Qatar and its partners by delivering tailor-made, cost-efficient
supply chain solutions.”
continues to enhance its international presence and diverse portfolio of marine
and logistics services. The company has recently expanded into several new
shipping routes and accelerated deployment of new supply chain solutions across
a number of countries.
currently calls 2 ports in Oman (Sohar and Salalah), 3 ports in India (Nhava
Sheva, Mundra, and Kandla), and one port in Kuwait (Shuwaikh) offering enhanced
connectivity and transit times to Qatar and the region, and is actively
evaluating further expansion of services.