WWL adds Amsterdam and Livorno to Asia-Europe route
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has announced two new discharge ports on its established trade from Asia to Europe. The direct service from Japan and Thailand to Europe will now also call at Livorno (Italy) and Amsterdam (Netherlands) monthly with WWL’s PCTCs and LCTC vessels, the company said in its press release. The transit time from Thailand to Livorno will be 25-30 days. The transit time from Japan will be 40-45 days to Livorno and 48-53 days to Amsterdam.
Damen Powers Italian Port
In November, 2016 an ASD Tug 2913, a Stan Tug 1606 and a Stan Launch 1305 from Damen are to arrive at the Port of Liverno, Italy for the Fratelli Neri S.p.A. subsidiary company Labromare, which is 50% owned by Tripmare S.p.A. This will bring the total number of Damen vessels bought in the last year by Fratelli Neri to six. In January there was a delivery of an ASD Tug 3212, which was the first in the Mediterranean to be fitted with a render recovery winch. The ASD 2913 has 80 tonnes of bollard pull, which will give it all the power it will need for operations in the busy Port of Livorno on Italy’s Tuscany coast. https://www.porttechnology.org/news/damen_powers_italian_port/?utm_source=Feeds&utm_campaign=News&utm_medium=rss
Contship Italia looks at Leghorn boxport project
This year will be a crucial year for Contship Italia’s new strategies in Italy. Following a 2015 made of ups and downs in handling performances (ups in the Italians gateway terminal of La Spezia, Ravenna and Salerno, downs in the transhipment hubs of Gioia Tauro and in the Eurogate Tangier based in Morocco) the present year will see changes. Cecilia Eckelmann Battistello, Contship Italia’s chairman, is now personally in charge of the marine terminals business units. She told Splash some of the company’s next steps. “We are constantly looking at new opportunities to seize, mainly in the North Adriatic and, together with Eurogate (both the companies are part of the Hamburg-based Eurokai Group) in Western Africa such as Benin and Iran. In Italy we are particularly focusing on the so called Piattaforma Europa project launched by the Leghorn port authority and we are still considering whether to form new alliance with another terminal operator,” she said. Tenders for two new container terminals respectively in Leghorn and in Civitavecchia were recently launched by the local port authorities and are still open for bidders. http://splash247.com/contship-italia-looks-at-leghorn-boxport-project/Upload News