Danish shipping company Maersk Line has increased vessel calls at Tartous International Container Terminal (TICT) in Syria.
‘Maersk has doubled the vessel calls of the 1,550TEU ‘Hansa Bergen’ at the TICT, from one call every two weeks to one call every week. The megaliner operates feedering services in the eastern Mediterranean, which plies key ports in the region. ‘Hans Bergen’, in particular, calls at the ports of Tartous, Mersin in Turkey, and Port Said and Alexandria in Egypt. Romeo A. Salvador, TICT CEO and General Manager noted that TICT has been experiencing brisk business brought about by importers and exporters using TICT as an alternative gateway for Syrian trade. Plans are underway to boost operations through the upgrade of terminal systems and the deployment of more modern container handling equipment.