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CSAV to tweak Eurandes service

CSAV to tweak Eurandes service

   Liner carrier CSAV said last week it is rearranging its Eurandes service connecting northern Europe and South America.

   From Jan. 5, the service will call weekly at Port of Spain and Cartagena and have a rotation of San Antonio, Callao, Cartagena, Rotterdam, Tilbury, Hamburg, Antwerp, Port of Spain, Cartagena, Manzanillo, Callao, Arica and San Antonio. According to American Shipper affiliate ComPair Data, the service calls at those two ports as well as at Guayaquil, which will be dropped in the new rotation.

   ComPair Data shows the service being operated with eight vessels (six from CSAV and two from partner Libra-Montemar) with an average capacity of 2,904 TEUs.

   CSAV said the changes were made with the South American fruit season in mind.

   'Another factor that has been considered is the local situation of each country, so weekly call on fixed days basis has been determined as a crucial factor to do even more efficient shipments of fruit,' the carrier said.