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07/05/18 10:00

Bahri launches a new project cargo line from Porto Marghera

Starting next May, Saudi Arabia-based company, represented in Italy by Delta (Gastaldi Holding), will inaugurate a regular service from the Adriatic to the Middle East

Although being increasingly committed to project cargo and complicated plants and engineering, for the time being Venice port isn't served by a dedicated service.

In order to fill the aforementioned market gap, a new service, departing from Northern Europe and heading for the Arabian peninsula, regularly calling – on a monthly basis – at Porto Marghera, will be launched by the end of this month.

Bahri Logistics, represented in Italy by Delta (Gastaldi Holding) will operate the service by deploying some on-property con-ro units provided with two cranes capable to lift up to 210 tons and therefore capable of handling rolling cargo, containers and cargo loaded on Mafi trailers.

“This is the only regular service – illustrates Andrea Arena, marketing manager of the line – committed to project cargo and plants & engineering equipment calling at Venice and essentially resembling a  full container service with a different rotation”.

Primary benchmark is the export market of sophisticated plants & engineering equipment made in Italy and central/Eastern Europe, like the Czech Republic or the Balkans turning to the Middle East and the Arabian Peninsula: “Whenever possible, we'll attempt to appeal freights set for boarding in Northern Europe, betting on the best available transit time.

We confide the new link will foster the whole supply chain and support Italian ancillary-service suppliers, from freight forwarders to terminal operators, from customs operator to haulage contractors handling freight in port area”, illustrates the Manager.

In essence, the new monthly link, will provide the following rotation: Bremerhaven - Rotterdam - Antwerp - Bilbao - Porto Marghera - Alexandria - Jeddah - Jebel Ali - Dammam – Sohar.

Besides Venice, where the line will be calling at Multi Service Terminal - Molo Sali, in Italy the service, granted by Gastaldi Adriatica, subsidiary of Delta shipagent which follows Venice and Trieste ports, might be also calling other upper Adriatic ports like Trieste, Monfalcone, Ravenna or Chioggia.

The unprecedented stopover in Venice is scheduled by 23rd, 24th May: the line will be served by Bahri Hofuf, one of the aforementioned six con-ro units, (26,000 dwt capacity) owned by Saudi Arabian shipowner, controlled by National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia.

Francesca Marchesi