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Messina charters two units to MSC

Genova - The “Cartagena” has been chartered by Lomar and will remain under the banner of the Genoese company for eight months. Two out, one in: the Messina fleet, owned by the Genoese shipowners who also manage the Sampierdarena port terminal, is undergoing some changes

Genova - The “Cartagena” has been chartered by Lomar and will remain under the banner of the Genoese company for eight months. Two out, one in: the Messina fleet, owned by the Genoese shipowners who also manage the Sampierdarena port terminal, is undergoing some changes. The company has rented a container carrier that will take the place of the two ro-ro units that were chartered by MSC. The “Cartagena Trader”, a ship built in 2008, has a capacity of 3,500 TEU and will be deployed on the Gulf route. The list of her port calls includes Genoa and Salerno in Italy; also: Spain, Aqaba, Jedda, Iran, Dubai, Djibouti and Misrata. The “Cartagena” has been chartered by Lomar and, as we learn from sources in the broker sector, will remain under the banner of the Genoese company for a period of eight months. On the other hand, two ro-ro ships will be spared: the “Jolly Titanio” and the “Jolly Cobalto”. The units will be deployed by MSC, which is in the process of finalizing their entry into the structure of the Genoese group, on the route between Italy and Turkey. The service will start on 3 April and will connect Trieste with Izmir airport. Gianluigi Aponte’s firm recently opened a line dedicated to rolling stock between Northern Europe and West Africa, with “Msc Cristiana” and “Msc Immacolata”.

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