Unifeeder offers new service from Barcelona and Valencia to Algiers with 'Pioneer Lake'
New shipping service from Barcelona and Valencia to Algiers
According to sources of Intramediterráneo, commercial agents of Unifeeder in Spain, this Danish shipping company currently operates in the Mediterranean with a fleet of 13 container ships and offers both regular sea routes for local goods transport and feeder services for shipment redistribution. The new regular service from Barcelona and Valencia to Algiers' Old Port offers a two day transit time from the Catalan capital. The new route's first shipment took place last Saturday, 18 May, when the ship "Pioneer Lake" left Barcelona bound to Algiers. The "Pioneer Lake" is a container ship with a capacity for approximately 1,000 TEU, and in addition to transporting local goods from both Spain and Algeria, it will also accept cargo from transoceanic lines for their later redistribution in Northern Africa.
All crew members of the "Hans Marburg" which was attacked by pirates 250 km off Malabo on Apr 23 were released on May 23. The captain, the 2nd officer, the chief engineer and a mate had been taken hostage. They have already returned to Germany where they were medically treated. The federal German Police launched an investigation.
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The ship was woulto undergo an extensive and thorough cleaning in Southampton.
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The police and Coastguard were called to a dispute aboard the "Arctic Lady" which was heading out from Hammerfest on May 23, at 8.30 p.m. Two Crew members had started to fight, and the police needed the assistance of the Coastguard to sort it out. A man in his late 30s was arrested and taken to the police station for questioning.
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