La Spezia, Italy (PortSEurope) June 15, 2018 – Italian multimodal transport company Tarros SpA has recently updated its “GPS – Great Pendulum Service”, which has been directly connecting some of the most important ports of the Eastern Mediterranean with the westernmost part of the Mediterranean area via the Italian ports of La Spezia, Salerno and Genoa.
The GPS service, which over the years has seen a gradual evolution and has been constantly improved to seize the opportunities offered by the market, in its new configuration is based on weekly departures of five modern container ships instead of just four before; the average nominal capacity of the ships is 1,650 TEUs.
The entry into operation of the fifth ship has also allowed the company to include in the rotation of the service a new port in the industrial area of northern Portugal, namely Leixoes, the harbour of the city of Oporto, together with Setubal, in the area of Lisbon.
In the eastern part of the rotation, with departures from Genoa, La Spezia and Salerno, the Greek port of Piraeus, the Turkish ports of Istanbul, Gebze and Mersin, the Syrian port of Lattakia, Beirut in Lebanon and finally the Egyptian port of Alexandria , from which the ships then return to Salerno, La Spezia and Genoa; from here they set off again for the western area, aiming directly at Casablanca in Morocco, then for the new port of Leixoes and finally for Setubal in Portugal, before returning to Genoa, La Spezia and Salerno.
Source: Messaggero Marittimo
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