LLOYD TRIESTINO ENTERS ATLANTIC TRADE
Lloyd Triestino, the Italy-based container carrier, will enter the North Europe/U.S trade for the first time in February, under a cooperative agreement with sister company Evergreen.
Lloyd Triestino will participate in the transatlantic part of Evergreen’s “NUE” pendulum service, which connects Asia, North America and north Europe.
The carrier’s first eastbound sailing will be made by the 4,229-TEU “Ever Royal,” departing Los Angeles on Feb. 1 and New York on Feb. 15. Westbound sailings from Europe will commence with the sailing of the “Ever Royal” from Antwerp on Feb. 24.
“The new service has been made possible through an extension of Lloyd Triestino's participation on the ‘NUE’ pendulum weekly service,” a spokesman for the carrier said. Lloyd Triestino has carried cargo on the transpacific string of the “NUE” service since February 2002. This has now been extended to cover the sector to Europe from the U.S. West Coast via Panama and the U.S. East Coast.
The service calls at Los Angeles, Colon, Charleston, Norfolk, New York, Antwerp, Bremerhaven, Thamesport, Rotterdam, Le Havre, New York, Norfolk, Charleston, Colon, Los Angeles and Oakland, and proceeds to Asian ports.
Lloyd Triestino is the only carrier to be entering the highly competitive transatlantic trade. Zim Israel Navigation entered the North Atlantic last May, also under a slot charter agreement that did not add capacity to the trade. Senator Lines terminated its involvement in the Atlantic trade in early January.