November sees the launch of MSC’s ‘Black Sea String B’ annual dedicated reefer service between Egypt and the Black Sea.
Starting from 25th November, MSC introduces the ‘Black Sea String B’ dedicated reefer service between Egypt and the Black Sea. The service starts on 26th November from Israel and on 28th November from Turkey. This annual seasonal service, which has been in operation for the past six years, operates from November until June with two specially equipped HLS hatchless container ships, MSC Marylena and MSC Asli. As the largest vessels in the region, they offer customers a nominal capacity of 1,733 TEU on a weekly sailing, with 500 reefer plugs per vessel. There are clear advantages to operating this sort of vessel. Not only are they more stable in transit but they are operationally more efficient. The fact that there is no hatch to remove and replace during port operations speeds up turn-around time and potentially reduces cargo operation costs. It also means that customers benefit from faster delivery times for their reefer cargo, which is a key consideration when choosing their shipping supplier.
MSC offers reefer customers a truly global multimodal network complemented by local teams of experts in managing reefer cargo. The two strings operating from Egypt offer two weekly sailings, one on each string. With a transit time of just five days between Alexandria and Novorossiysk, as well as a choice of intermodal solutions at each port of call, this dedicated service gives reefer customers access to the vast hinterlands of Alexandria and Novorossiysk. MSC’s choice of Novorossiysk, the only deep-water, nonfreezing port in Russia, is a strategic entry point for transit cargo to Moscow via 1100 km of road network as well as destinations in Middle Russia and Central Asia regions. Egypt’s Amrya depot, just 5 kms from the port of Alexandria, has a capacity of 440 reefer plugs. The Turkish port of Mersin is a gateway to destinations in Southern Turkey and Northern Iraq.
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