New services - april 2013
Flinter Shipping appointed as agent for the German shipping company Stinnes, Tarros links Antwerp to Libya.
Flinter Shipping is agent for Hugo Stinnes Schiffahrt
Flinter Shipping was appointed at the beginning of March as agent for the Sanmex Service to Mexico operated by the German company Hugo Stinnes Schiffahrt. This company specialises in maritime transport of conventional breakbulk including steel products and project cargo. From Antwerp, Stinnes sails via Bilbao to Veracruz and Altamira/Tampico. The Mexican Gulf ports of Puerto Limon, Puerto Cortes, Santa Marta, Cartagena, Rio Haina and any other Caribbean ports are served on inducement.
Conventional breakbulk is very important for the port of Antwerp, with 10.9 million tonnes being handled in 2012 including 6.8 million tonnes of steel products. Van Dosselaere & Achten acts as the agent in Antwerp for the Hugo Stinnes services to South Africa.
Tarros provides a connection between Antwerp and Libya
The Italian shipping company Tarros has introduced a service between northern Europe and the Mediterranean region. This will among other things make it easier to ship containers from Antwerp to Tripoli and Misrata. Until recently the Tarros operations were confined exclusively to the Mediterranean, but now it has added a connection to northern Europe. Instead of using its own vessels for this the Italian company books capacity on the line operated by Maersk subsidiary Seago Line to the Mediterranean. The latter also calls at Marsaxlokk in Malta from where consignments can be carried onward on Tarros vessels to Tripoli and Misrata. The average transit time from Antwerp via Malta to Libya is about 21 days. In addition to this service to Malta, Tarros offers container capacity for its northern European customers on the Seago Line to Istanbul, Izmit, Gebze, Gemlik and Izmir in Turkey. Eimskip Belgium acts as the agent for Tarros in Antwerp.