NEW CUSTOMER FOR MONFALCONE

Dutch shipping company Spliethoff launched its first departure, envisaging further monthly delivery of steel products and yachts to the United States. General cargo vessel Schippersgracht, one of the largest units of Dutch shipping company Spliethoff, boasting 172 meters in length, 25 in breadth, 16,600 dwt and 21,000 dwt capacity, recently called Monfalcone loading 7,000 tons steel products and four luxury yachts to be delivered to the United States, to be followed by further monthly deliveries.“Last summer the Dutch company inaugurated a regular service connecting the Black Sea and the Mediterranean to North America and Monfalcone, able to ensure the highest efficiency and professionalism, high quality standard and major competitiveness than other Mediterranean ports, has turned into the core-port of this rotation” reported Compagnia Portuale di Monfalcone (TO Delta Group), caring freights loading/discharge operations on site (entrusted shipagent is Friultrans). “In such a tough crisis, this is the first group trusting the port of Monfalcone, whereas operating a regular service to the US Gulf, North America and eventually the Big Lakes through the Mississippi river” reported a note of the company, extensively satisfied by the new business, despite the ongoing crisis of the port, subject to operational hindrances and still pending legal disputes between local institutions (ASPO and Region) and port operators.

(Ship2Shore n.13/2013)