COSCO boosts presence in Italy

COSCO, the Chinese shipping giant, celebrated a new cooperation with the Port of La Spezia in Italy, Xinhua has reported.

A new "West Africa Service" was launched this week by COSCON, the container shipping arm of COSCO, in the Port of La Spezia which is Italy's second biggest port for origin and final destination of goods.

The new West Africa Service will add to a series of weekly services offered by COSCO from La Spezia to North America, the Far East, Australia, West Africa, Israel, Greece, Turkey and the Black Sea, the general manager of Coscon Italy, Marco Donati, noted.

The Sino-Italian shipping collaboration would grow on the back of increasing synergies between Italy's Port of La Spezia and COSCO, executives of the two entities said.[11/07/12]

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