We received the following information from our partners in Israel:
Further to yesterday’s OL’s daily news re – -2 M, where you advised that about shutting down one service Asia to Europe, pleased to advise that both – Maersk Line and MSC have announced today that within the 2M services they have agreed to up-grade the service ex Far East to the Adriatic Ports and add Haifa Port as a port of call on this direct service.
The Direct call at Haifa Port will commence as of Mid October, within the frame of the East-West Line called AE12 (by Maersk) or TO2 (by MSC). It will call the following ports:
Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Chiwan – Singapore – Port Said – Haifa – Koper – Trieste – Rijeka
The vessel “Maersk Gustav” will inaugurate the line on her call scheduled October. 15th. This will make also a new record in Israel since this vessel has the capacity of 10,000 TEU and a length of 367 meters. This will be the biggest vessel ever called the Israeli ports.
Such vessels will call regualrly and offer a direct call every Thursday at Haifa.