Italy’s La Spezia Container Terminal (LSCT), a container handling facility operated by Contship Italia Group, informed it has recorded its best ever container throughput result during the first four months of 2017.
Total throughput at the terminal was more than 276,000 units from January 1 to April 30, 2017.
This represents a rise of 15% in total container volumes compared to the corresponding four months of 2016 when the terminal’s throughput stood at 240,000 units, LSCT said.
As informed, the increase in traffic reflected strong performances in the trades to and from the USA and Asia, as well as intra-Mediterranean services.
“These strong throughput figures are highly encouraging for LSCT and demonstrate that the improvements we are making to help cargo flow through the logistics supply chain, that benefit Italian importers and exporters, are starting to pay off,” Peter Hill, Head of Commercial Operations at Contship Italia Group, commented.
“Whilst it is too early to say if there will be a sustained upturn in the global economy, it is clear that our ‘Southern Gateway Alternative’ continues to gain traction. The formation of the new shipping alliances (from April 1) is also starting to work favorably for us,” he added.
According to LSCT, all the main container alliances call La Spezia and offer improved transit-times to and from key ports in Asia.