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OOCL adds Port of La Spezia on its Mediterranean EUM service
HONG KONG's Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has announced it will had La Spezia, 70 kilometres from Genoa, on its EUM Mediterranean service starting from Busan on August 28. Said the OOCL statement: "It will provide one more gateway with direct linkage between Asia and Italy with competitive transit time." The new EUM port rotation will be Pusan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Shenzhen-Shekou, Hong Kong, Singapore, Jeddah, Port Said, Genoa, La Spezia, Fos, Barcelona, Valencia, Port Said, Jeddah, Singapore, Hong Kong and Busan.
La Spezia Container Terminal (LSCT) welcomes largest ship ever
La Spezia Container Terminal (LSCT) has welcomed the on-time arrival of the largest ship ever deployed by United Arab Shipping Company S.A.G. in its Asia – Med trade network The new A-15 class 15,000 TEU ship, AL DHAIL, berthed at Fornelli East for the first time as part of its maiden voyage calling at Mediterranean ports. The AL DHAIL is one of many ULCCs deployed in four weekly Asia-Med strings calling at La Spezia, with the port accustomed to handling a growing number of calls by increasingly large ships. Forecasts suggest that 200 calls will be performed by ships of 10,000+ TEU in 2016. The AL DHAIL, in arriving fully laden in La Spezia and requiring some 3,000 contractual moves, successfully tested LSCT’s infrastructure in terms of water depth and ULCC handling and the totality of the La Spezia System itself.
Italy’s La Spezia port expands to handle mega-ships
Expansion is a hot topic at La Spezia Container Terminal these days, and so is growth thanks to numerous investments to boost capacity and productivity. The container terminal is strategically situated in the north of Italy in close proximity to Milan, the Veneto manufacturing area and the Emilia-Romagna region. This advantageous position has made the Contship Italia-owned LSCT one of the largest container ports in Italy. “With substantial upgrades effectively completed this year, LSCT has a median handling capacity of 1.4 million 20-foot-equivalent units and has comfortably accommodated ships of up to 16,600 TEUs,” Daniele Testi, Contship Italia’s marketing and communications director, said. Traffic at the port was up 7.1 percent to 1.09 million TEUs in 2014 compared to 2013, according to statistics from Eurokai, a major investor in the terminal. The port this year hit its 1 millionth TEU in November, a month earlier than it has since 2007. Terminal expansion at LSCT began in 2006. About $265 million has been invested since then in expanding capacity, including upgrading or replacing 11 quay cranes and completing civil work such as channel deepening to enable access for larger vessels. http://www.joc.com/port-news/european-ports/italy%E2%80%99s-la-spezia-port-expands-handle-mega-ships_20151226.htmlUpload News