LYKES ENTERS EUROPE/EAST COAST OF SOUTH AMERICA TRADE
Lykes Lines has entered the North Europe/Mediterranean/East Coast of South America trade by taking space on existing services.
Lykes kicked off an East Coast of South America/Mediterranean service on Dec. 1. The East Coast of South America/North Europe link will start from Paranagua, Brazil, on Dec. 12.
Although the North Europe/Mediterranean/East Coast of South America trade is new to Lykes, its parent company CP Ships already had an interest in this trade through its subsidiary Contship Containerlines.
The Mediterranean/South America service, with a nine-day frequency, calls at Genoa, Leghorn, Barcelona, Valencia, Vitoria, Santos, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Itajai, Santos, Vitoria, Salvador, Las Palmas, Tenerife and Barcelona. Lykes is now become a partner of Zim, Maruba, Greek South America
Line and Contship Containerlines on this service.
The weekly North Europe/South America link has a rotation of Rotterdam, Tilbury, Hamburg, Antwerp, Le Havre, Bilbao, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Paranagua, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Rio Grande, Itajai, Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Rotterdam. Several port calls are served only once every two weeks. Lykes is joining this existing service provided by P&O Nedlloyd, Montemar, Compania Sud Americana de Vapores, Contship Containerlines and other carriers.
The service details and transit times of the services are posted on the global liner shipping database ComPairData at http://www.compairdata.com .
Lykes is already active in the East Coast of South America trades to and from the U.S., Asia and Africa. The carrier’s move into the Europe/South America trade follows its entry of Lykes Lines in the North Europe/Asia trade in December and the star of its Asia/Mediterranean service in March.