Italian shortsea operator Tarros has introduced an east-west Mediterranean pendulum service in alliance with its existing shipping partner Arkas and CMA CGM
In effect, the east-west Med service already operated by Arkas and Tarros, including calls in Portugal, has been joined by CMA CGM. The Marseilles-based global carrier is supplying a 1,700 TEU vessel into the new service, operating alongside similar intake ships from Arkas (one) and Tarros (two).
As a result of CMA CGM’s ingress, new calls are being introduced in Marseille and in Algeciras.
The service rotation is 40 days and departures are offered every 10 days. The ports of call are Alexandria (Old Port), Salerno (Amoruso Container Terminal), La Spezia (Tarros’ Terminal del Golfo), Genoa (Terminal San Giorgio), Algeciras (TTI), Casablanca (Somaport), Leixões (TCL), Setúbal (Sadoport), Marseilles (Mourepiane), Genoa, La Spezia, Piraeus (Piraeus Container Terminal), Mersin (Mersin International Port), Lattakia (Lattakia Terminal) and Beirut (Beirut Container Terminal.
In a related development, La Spezia-based Tarros, one of Italy’s oldest shipping lines with roots dating back to 1828, has taken on Mauro Salinas as Brand Manager. Salinas has been a long time executive with Contship Italia SpA.