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Evergreen, Arkas to extend intra-Mediterranean service

Evergreen, Arkas to extend intra-Mediterranean service
Taiwan’s Evergreen Line and Arkas Line will jointly introduce a new service to extend its intra-Mediterranean network.

The West-East Med (WEM) service will connect the Aegean Sea, the Near East and West Mediterranean.

“Crucially the WEM includes a pivotal call at Piraeus, which is a key network hub for Evergreen in the Mediterranean. The line has four weekly, line-haul, Asia-Med-Europe calls at Piraeus. These four services (ADR, MD1, NE2 and NE7) in fact all make double calls at the port for import and export purposes,” Evergreen said.

With a port rotation of Valencia, Castellon, Barcelona, Fos, Cagliari, Piraeus, Beirut, Mersin, Iskenderun, Latakia, Alexandria (Dekheila), Izmir, Piraeus and Valencia and on a 28-day schedule, the service will be operated with four vessels, one supplied by Evergreen and three by Arkas.

Meanwhile, Evergreen will also launch two additional feeder services, the LEV2 (Levant Service 2) and the PSI (Piraeus-South Italy).

The LEV2 will link Piraeus to Mersin, courtesy of a slot exchange agreement reached with Arkas/Emes. The PSI shuttle service will connect Piraeus to Bari, in Southern Italy with a short transit time.