Taiwanese container carrier Evergreen Line has partnered up with China’s shipping firm COSCO in operating a joint Adriatic – Israel (AIS) Service.
The parties said that the new initiative opens up the corridor between North Adriatic ports, Piraeus and Israel, and provide direct and speedy service to customers.
Two ships of around 1,000 TEU will be deployed on the new weekly service, one each operated by the joint service partners.
The first sailing on the AIS Service started from Koper on October 4 with the following port rotation: Koper (Slovenia) – Ravenna (Italy) – Venice (Italy) – Piraeus (Greece) – Haifa (Israel) – Ashdod (Israel) – Koper (Slovenia).
“With a 14-day rotation, this weekly service provides an efficient link for regional trade and offers more opportunities for customers in the growing area, focusing especially on the time sensitive reefer cargo,” Evergreen Line said.