MSC ships connect Poland and Tunisia
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has offered a new service between Northern Europe and Northern Africa. It connects the Polish port of Gdynia with its counterpart Rades in Tunisia in less than a month. The new connection was arranged by combining three company’s existing lines.
The new shipping option is mainly dedicated for the export goods from Poland. On Saturdays MSC’s vessels depart from Gdynia and arrive in the Port of Rades, close to the capital of Tunisia, on Thursdays. As the Poland-Tunisia service combines three existing lines (NWC to IPAK, Levante Express, Line Tunis CON-RO, containers on the way between the termini are transshipped twice, in Antwerp and Gioia Tauro. The entire transit time takes only 25 days.
“The service provides an attractive opportunity for clients having difficulty obtaining space on alternative services,” MSC states. According to the shipping company, the new combined line delivers several benefits to the customers. First of all, it is the fixed timetable including the fixed berthing times at the intermediate stops. Moreover, MSC operates the CON-RO vessels on the Gioia Tauro – Rades section that allows the company to provide rapid unloading and release of containers for cargo receivers in Tunisia.