Portugal: Sines port has direct link to China

10 December 2007

Lisbon, Portugal, 10 Dec – Switzerland’s Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) is due to launch a new line between China and the Portuguese port of Sines, the director of MSC Portugal, Carlso Vasconcelos said in Lisbon Friday.

The new service, “which for now is only for imports” will be launched on January 3 2008 using the MSC Roma ship, Vasconcelos said.

Once a week MSC’s ships from the Far east will stop off at Sines where they will unload “all kinds of container goods,” and will then follow on the Le Havre (France), Antwerp (Belgium) and Bremenhaven (Germany).

With headquarters in Geneva, MSC is considered to be the world’s second largest container shipping company, with 362 ships with a total capacity of 1,215,000 TEU. (macauhub)