As of the end of July, Zim was offering wider ports coverage on that route, with transshipment arrangements southbound to the U.S., Canada, Central America and Med via Tarragona, to South America via Tangier, and northbound from West Africa via Valencia. Zim is also providing direct service to the Italian market with direct calls at La Spezia and Genoa; improved transit times to Abidjan, Tema and Takoradi; tailor-made offerings for dangerous cargo, out-of-gauge and breakbulk, and inland locations in Ghana and Mali. In its first stage, the service will deploy five vessels of 1,850 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) with an eight-day frequency. The port rotation will be La Spezia, Genoa, Tarragona, Castellon, Valencia, Algeciras, Tangier, Dakar, Abidjan, Lagos, Tema, Takoradi, Abidjan and La Spezia.
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