Maersk is reducing transit times from Asia to Northern Italy by 5 – 22 days

Maersk has announced the redesigning of its ocean network in West & Central Asia that connects countries including India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, UAE and Saudi Arabia to the world.

A.P. Moller – Maersk announces a new service between Port Said, at the northern end of the Suez Canal, and Vado Gateway at the Port of Genoa.

The first feeder of this new service (3000 TEUs) will depart from Port Said, on July 8th and will arrive at the Vado Ligure S.P.A. Terminal on July 14th, reducing transit times from Asia to Northern Italy between 5 and up to 22 days, depending on where the cargo origin departure is in China.

“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.” said Leah Offutt, Maersk Central South Europe Managing Director.

Vado Ligure’s strategic location boasts connectivity between ocean, road, and rail, including a renewed intermodal set-up, allowing industries to benefit from faster and more frequent access to inland North Italy locations. The terminal is one of Italy’s fastest and most advanced gateways for growth, while its low CO2 footprint contributes to Maersk’s and customers’ sustainability pledges.

Source: Maersk