Danish shipping company Maersk is all set to shorten transit times by 5-21 days from Asia to Northern Italy by offering a new feeder service between Port Said, which is at the northern end of the Suez Canal, and Vado Gateway at the Port of Genoa. Industries like retail, lifestyle, and technology stand to benefit from this move, according to the company.

The first feeder of this new service will leave from SCCT at the east bound lane of the Suez Canal, on July 8th and will arrive at the APM Terminals Vado Ligure Savona Port Authority Terminal on July 14th. This will considerably reduce transit times from Asia to Northern Italy between 5 and up to 22 days, depending on where the cargo origin departure is at Busan in Korea or Shanghai, Ningbo, Yantian, Shekou or Xingang in China, as per the company’s press release.

Elaborating on the benefits that export services and supply chains will accrue thanks to this facility, Leah Offutt, Maersk Central South Europe managing director, said, “In an increasingly unpredictable environment, our customers ask for more reliable and agile supply chains – and this is exactly what the new Vado Express Service will deliver. Comprehensive ocean/rail/road solutions will significantly shorten transit time between Asia and locations across Northern Italy – the second most important EU location, behind Germany, for industrial production and it ranks third in exports of goods, just behind France. Our end-to-end logistics offerings is meant to give all these industries full control of their supply chains.”

Source : fibre2fashion