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Italy-Libya, Two New Ro-Ro/Container Services

Italy-Libya, Two New Ro-Ro/Container Services

After last year’s riots put an end to the dictatorial regime in Libya, the Country is slowly trying to resume the old collaboration relationships with the Mediterranean Countries, especially in the commercial sector.
Remarkable signals come also from the goods sector; an example is given by the two new lines that start from Italian seaports and head towards the Northern African Country, one from the Adriatic and the other from the Tyrrhenian Sea.
On October 24th, Med Cross Lines will inaugurate a regular service between Koper, Venice and Libya with docks at Misurata and Tripoli.
Other minor seaports (Tobruk, Derna, Marsa el Brega, Ras Lanuf) could become docks on request. The navigation on this line will happen every 14 days and will be made with a ro-ro/container which is able to load every kind of goods, products in containers, rolling stocks and diggers, cars and new and old trucks, various goods stocked in pallets, project-cargos for the oil&gas industry, groupage. If the answer from the market will be positive, Med Cross Lines foresees the introduction of a second ship by February 2013.
Still on the second decade of October, a direct service to the seaports of Misurata, Al Khoms and Tripoli will start from Livorno. A ro-ro motorship that can carry containers will be used as well; it will take 72 hours to complete the shipping.
What will start this new traffic relationship will be the Libian Company “Libi Transport Nassamunas Shipping” who nominated “Ms Seycongo” (represented by Augusto Pesapane and Gianfranco Mori Ubaldini) general agent for Italy. In the Libian dock, the unloading and boarding operations will be made at the Bratoli terminal.
Meanwhile, because of the serious congestion problems that the Libian seaports who operate in the container sector suffer from (Tripoli and Bengasi in particular), French comapny CMA-CGM decided to update its own connections. To minimalize the inconvenients it has launched two new ro-ro services for Tripoli and Bengasi that will avoid logistic problems of those said container terminals operated by Malta’s hub. The transit-time from Malta has been radically cut, from the 25 days of navigation with container ships to 3 days with ro-ro ships.
Source: Greenmed

 

 

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