Bilbao, Spain (PortSEurope) October 20, 2021 – Vasco Shipping Services, a company belonging to the VASCO group, has started the commercialization of a new services from the COSCO Shipping Company to West Africa and separately to Eastern U.S. ports. The new “ Med / West Africa Express” service , every two weeks, will connect the ports of Bilbao and Vigo with the ports of Lome (Togo), Tema (Ghana) and Dakar
(Senegal) via the Port of Algeciras. Its start-up will take place on November 1 from the Cadiz port. COSCO has made an important commitment to this service, providing its own ship to it, thus guaranteeing allotment and stability to it. Vasco Shipping Services has also started the commercialization of a new weekly COSCO Shipping service from the ports of Bilbao and Vigo to ports on the Eastern coast of the United States, both for export and import, via Algeciras. This new service offers competitive transit times and adds more frequency to the market between Europe and the United States. Thus, from the port of Algeciras it connects, with the “EMA Service” service, directly with the ports of New York, Norfolk and Savannah. Meanwhile, the ports of Bilbao and Vigo are connected, also weekly via feeder, with the port of Algeciras. Likewise, there is the possibility of a large number of inland destinations -RAMP CY- from said base ports. The “EMA Service” is operated by a total of 6 vessels, of which two are provided by Cosco Shipping. Vasco Shipping Services, S.l. belongs to VASCO and was created in 2000 to exclusively represent the Chinese Shipping company COSCO, with whom the group was collaborating since 1991. Vasco Shipping, with offices in Bilbao (Head Office) and Vigo, represents to COSCO Shipping in the North of Spain, and in addition in Canary Islands, Mauritania plus Cape Verde through its subsidiary Cosvas Atlantic (with local central office in Las Palmas). Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.