Following the opening of the Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) in Port Said, Maersk Sealand is now carrying out the transfer of several services from Gioia Tauro, Italy to Port Said, Egypt.
This change to our service pattern is the result of an agreement concluded between SCCT and Maersk Sealand, involving that a number of Mediterranean linked services and feeders will be operated in Port Said in the future.
During the coming months Maersk Sealand will therefore transfer several of their Eastern Mediterranean services from the terminal in Gioia Tauro to Port Said. This will not only provide customers with a better service of the area including Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Cyprus, and Turkey, but will also release additional capacity in Gioia Tauro for customers in countries served via this port.
Eventually, the feeder coverage to and from SCCT in Port Said will include the Black Sea area, meaning that Black Sea and Turkey, as the only Eastern Mediterranean country, will be served via both Gioia Tauro and Port Said.
Feeder coverage is presently available through a combination of Maersk
Sealand and 3rd party feeders and will continue to be so in the future.
Revised service patterns and vessel schedules will be made available to customers separately prior to changes taking place.