Höegh Autoliners launch Middle East - India - Africa service

26 May 2009
Press Release

Norwegian vehicle carrier operator Höegh Autoliners are about to enter the trade between Middle East, India and Africa. The initial sailing will commence in the first week of July this year catering for both rolling and static cargo.

Höegh has a long history in the Middle East, and have 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 outbound service to India, South & 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. 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. Main customers are major manufacturers of new cars, heavy machinery and rolling stock as well as second hand vehicles. In 2008 Höegh Autoliners carried about 2 million car equivalent units (CEU) annually, making 3 000 port calls.