Contrary to our earlier report, it now turns out that Maersk-Seago will in fact maintain its present Port Said butterfly service under a slightly revised pattern instead of splitting the service in two. The loop, maintained with two vessels, will continue to offer weekly departures on a 14 day rountrip. The Port Said-based butterfly comprises one Turkish leg (Izmir) and one Greece leg (Piraeus, Thessaloniki).
In addition to this, the Danish carrier is to launch a new Port Said – Beirut shuttle, with the 1,373 teu MAERSK TORINO. Starting on 29 September, the new service will offer one weekly roundtrip between the two ports.
United Feeder Services, the Med feeder operator to be taken over by Denmark’s Unifeeder, has a slot allocation on both services.