Release Date: 24 May 2007
Release ID: 414
Evergreen Line is to provide a cost-effective and congestion-free link between the Far East and Southern Germany via the increasingly popular Adriatic port of Trieste - giving shippers a competitive alternative to the busy and expensive Northern European ports. Combining its ADR Far East-Adriatic service with a dedicated block train connection from Trieste to Munich, Evergreen Line will offer shippers a direct-to-door service across Southern Germany. Outbound from Germany the train connection with Trieste will allow shippers to reach key markets in the East Mediterranean and Far East.
Evergreen Line's ADR service deploys seven 3,150TEU vessels on a 49-day rotation. It provides a fast and regular connection between China and the Adriatic, calling at:
Shanghai - Ningbo - Hong Kong - Yantian - Tanjung Pelepas - Alexandria Dekheila - Taranto - Rijeka - Trieste - Koper - Taranto - Tanjung Pelepas - Shanghai.
The Trieste-Munich block train service will initially run twice a week in both directions, gradually increasing to five times a week by the end of the year. Northbound trains will depart Trieste every Tuesday and Friday, while southbound connections will depart Munich-Riem every Thursday and Saturday. Transit time is approximately 11 hours.
Speaking on behalf of Evergreen Line, Pier Luigi Maneschi, Chairman of Italia Marittima SpA, explained that the Port of Trieste is proving increasingly popular with the company's customers:
"In comparison to the busy Northern European ports, Trieste is a congestion-free alternative with the benefits of faster transit times between the heart of Europe and the Far East, and considerably cheaper tariffs.
"The speed and convenience of Evergreen Line's ADR service combined with the new direct shuttle train between Trieste and Munich-Riem adds a direct link to Vienna and Budapest to the already existing services offered from Koper and Trieste."
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