ISS drives Middle East business with Arabian Gulf short sea service appointment for Neptune Lines

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inchcapelogo1Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime and logistics service provider, is driving its business in the Middle East with an appointment for Neptune Lines’ new Arabian Gulf short sea car transportation service in Kuwait, Iraq and Qatar.

As agents for Neptune Lines in these three countries, ISS is providing full port agency, vessel husbandry and liner services, as well as important vehicle documentation, on the new Arabian Gulf short sea service.

The vessel Neptune Ploes, which can accommodate up to 750 units at a time, is connecting eight countries and ports across the Arabian Gulf on its new, regular two-loop schedule, interchanging weekly, which also includes port stops in UAE, Oman, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia.

With the region heavily reliant on car imports and a strong demand for vehicles including 4×4 SUVs and cross-over vehicles, Neptune Lines’ new Arabian Gulf short sea service will meet the need for a regular and reliable shipping schedule for car dealers and retailers, project customers, intra-gulf and cross-trade.

Neptune Lines provides short sea transportation solutions to over 28 countries and 30 key ports in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. The new Middle East addition to its service is a significant business development for the company which delivers nearly a million vehicles a year worldwide.

Comments Eddie Filus, Executive Vice President, Liner at ISS: “We’re delighted to be appointed as agents on Neptune’s new Arabian Gulf short sea service as they expand into this region.

“As we’re already close partners with Neptune Lines in their other markets, we’re especially pleased to be working with them on this new venture in the Middle East.”


ISS has been appointed as agents for Neptune Lines in Kuwait, Iraq & Qatar on its new Arabian Gulf short sea service. Pictured: Vessel Neptune Ploes accommodates up to 750 vehicles at a time/the new Arabian Gulf short sea service route. Image credit: Neptune Lines.


About Inchcape Shipping Services

Inchcape Shipping Services is the world’s leading maritime and logistics service provider. With over 300 proprietary offices in 70 countries and a 4000-strong workforce the company’s diverse global customer base includes owners and charterers in the oil, cruise, container and bulk commodity sectors as well as naval, government and inter-governmental organisations.

ISS provides landside commercial and humanitarian logistics, transit, offshore support, information and data as well as a range of associated maritime services and innovative voyage-management technology. The company additionally offers a growing range of outsourcing services including global crew and marine spares logistics, port hub agency management and sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning solutions through its subsidiary ShipNet.

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