Lloyd Triestino adds third weekly China sailing

Lloyd Triestino adds third weekly China sailing

Lloyd Triestino will resume direct calls into its home port of Trieste, Italy with the launch of a new China service.

This new Adriatic China Direct (ADR) service is being operated in partnership with CMA CGM and will utilize seven ships, each of approximately 2,400 TEUs. Five ships will be provided by Lloyd Triestino and two by CMA CGM.

The carrier said the new service will offer transit times of 24 days to Ningbo and 21 days to Hong Kong, saving Central European importers between three and five days in overall door-to-door transit times.

The service also offers connection to eastern Mediterranean ports via Lloyd Triestino's Taranto hub in Southern Italy, while eastbound and westbound calls at Malaysia's Tanjung Pelepas will provide transshipment options throughout southeast Asia.

The service will offer the following port rotation:

Ningbo, Xiamen, Yantian, Hong Kong, Tanjung Pelepas, Port Kelang, Colombo, Taranto, Trieste, Koper, Venice, Rijeka, Taranto, Tanjung Pelepas, and Ningbo.

The service will commence Oct. 28 with the sailing of the Merkur Bay from Ningbo.

"Lloyd Triestino belongs in the Port of Trieste and the Adriatic is its backyard," said Lloyd Triestino Chairman Pier-Luigi Maneschi. "Exports from China into the Adriatic and Central/Eastern Europe continue to grow and we believe that this service will offer shippers the best possible routing options. "We will also be increasing our marketing efforts in Central/Eastern Europe."