UASC enters new phase of expansion

The new NEU1 service is part of UASC's strategic global network to provide customers with worldwide transportation access and reach. The service consists of a weekly sailing

Organization launches new North Europe - US East Coast service and orders 3,500 new reefer units

Dubai, May 31, 2015: United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), a leading container shipping line recently announced the launch of a North Europe - US East Coast (NEU1) service as well as an order of 3,500 reefer containers.

The new NEU1 service is part of UASC's strategic global network to provide customers with worldwide transportation access and reach. The service consists of a weekly sailing making five direct port calls in North Europe to the principle ports of Le Havre, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Southampton and Bremerhaven and four direct port calls on the US East Coast to the largest ports of New York, Norfolk, Charleston and Savannah.

Following the recent delivery of 2,000 new reefer units, UASC announced an additional order of 3,500 reefer containers with reefer technology provided by Daikin. The order marks the second milestone in the expansion of UASC's reefer services and reiterates the company's ongoing investment in the most cutting-edge, energy-efficient solutions for the carriage of frozen and chilled cargoes.

Jørn Hinge, President and CEO at UASC commented, "As an emerging global carrier that places customer service at the very heart of our operations, we are continuously exploring enhanced geographical reach and improved products, whilst always safeguarding reliability and service excellence. The US East Coast markets provide a significant opportunity for UASC and its customers and these new service offerings mark an important step in UASC's evolution as well as giving a sense of our longer term aspirations."

Speaking on the reefer order, Gareth Madsen, Head of Reefer Management at UASC said, "In terms of quality, performance and reliability, our latest reefer order comprises one of the industry's most eco-efficient and reliable units. The second phase of new reefer units will support the growth of existing services and enhanced geographic access following new partnership with CMA CGM and Hamburg Süd to enter the North Atlantic trade, linking Northern Europe with the United States East Coast".

For more information please contact:
United Arab Shipping Company
Laura Coughlan
Phone: +971 4 6022885
About UASC
United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) is a global shipping company based in the Middle East. Founded in 1976, UASC has more than 185 offices around the world. The company is the largest container shipping line in the Middle East region and adjacent markets, covering over 240 ports and destinations worldwide. UASC offers containerized cargo transportation, temperature controlled (reefer) and out of gauge cargo amongst other value added services to a diversified global client-base.

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About Daikin
Daikin Transportation and Refrigeration Systems Division is a wholly owned division of Daikin Industries Ltd. Founded in 1924 and headquartered in Japan, thus celebrating its 90th birthday last year. Daikin's major divisions cover Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Chemicals, Electronics Hydraulics and Defense. Daikin was one of the first major manufacturers to enter the refrigerated container market back in 1968 and became the leading supplier of container refrigeration equipment throughout the 1980s - a position they are working hard to regain over the next few years.  

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