Senior executives from Italy’s La Spezia Container Terminal – owned by Contship Italia Group – are set to return to Asia to continue to convey the message in key East Asian cargo hubs about La Spezia Homeport as the gateway to Italy and the markets of South & Central Europe.
A report by Drewry* last month confirmed that La Spezia Homeport provided the best average transit times for maritime cargo on the Shanghai-Mediterranean route, with just 27 days for 2M, O3 and CKYHE alliances. The scheduled arrival of the Hanjn Buddha on 8 May will provide further impetus with an improved transit time of just 25 days from Shanghai to Italian markets.
“We emerged from last year’s successful tour, which took in Singapore, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Shanghai, with a deeper understanding of the needs and requirements of the supply chain in those areas, and we will add new material and raise new questions with participants.” said Mr Michael Cashman, Commercial Director of Contship Italia Group Maritime Terminals. “We now head to Ningbo, Qingdao and Seoul to introduce the alternative route and efficient end-to-end options we provide for Asia-Italy and South Europe cargo.”