Med shipping switches ports on Asia/Mediterranean service

Ferbruary, 09 2004

Geneva-based Mediterranean Shipping Co. has replaced calls at Izmir and Mersin, Turkey with new calls at Thessaloniki and Piraeus, Greece, on its weekly Asia/Mediterranean "Tiger service". The "MSC Tina", the first ship to follow the revised port rotation, will arrive in Thessaloniki and Piraeus on 12nd and 14th of February respectively. The " Tiger service" uses eight ships of about 2,500 TEUs, and has a revised port rotation of Shanghai, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Chiwan, Singapore, Istambul, Constanta, Gemlik, Istanbul, Thessaloniki, Piraeus, Jeddah, Singapore, Shanghai, Ningbo, Chiwan, and Hong Kong. According to ComPair Data, the global liner shipping database at, the "Tiger Service" is the only deepsea sevice that serves Thessaloniki as a direct call