Two more companies enter the Asia – Europe tradelane

Two more entrants into the highly profitable Asia – Europe box tradelane have been spotted by Alphaliner.

Italian forwarding company RifLine has fixed two 1,100 to 1,200 teu ships for a new direct connection between Asia and Civitavecchia near Rome. The company has yet to reply to questions sent by Splash earlier following a report carried by European title Shipping Italy last month.

Elsewhere, EShipping Gateway from China is now offering several sailings from Asia to North Europe using ships in the 2,500 teu range. EShipping Gateways is a joint venture between OOCL Logistics and JD Logistics, part of the e-commerce retailer

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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