6 April 2015

LSCT da il benvenuto alla prima nave CSCL sul servizio MINA

On Saturday April 4th 2015 La Spezia Container Terminal (LSCT) welcomed the first call on the MINA service by a China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) operated ship. The m/v HS Paris - 300 metres in length and 6,500 TEUs in nominal capacity – was berthed alongside the Fornelli East berth, completing operations the following day.


Mr Gianfranco Gazzolo – CSCL Italy General Manager – commented: “HS Paris is our first operated ship deployed on the MINA service, jointly run with our partners UASC, HANJIN and CMA CGM, connecting the Indian Sub-Continent and Middle East to the west Mediterranean and the US Atlantic Coast. China Shipping Container Lines – which started operating on this service as slot charterers back in 2013 – has decided to strengthen its commitment, particularly with the objective of exploring opportunities offered by the Italy–US trades. Today the market is on the rise, backed by a strong dollar which facilitates Italian exports. Our call at La Spezia has proved to work efficiently, with intermodal connections helping us to collect export cargo from a vast Italian area, in time for our call normally operated on a Sunday.”

To celebrate the event, a personalized crest was presented to m/v HS Paris’ captain Nikola Tucevic and his crew by planning team members while operations were proceeding on schedule. The ship left La Spezia shortly after, continuing her journey westbound.  

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