March 22 - According to the Port of Koper in Slovenia, CNAN MED has begun a new service connecting Algeria with Adriatic ports.

CNAN MED, part of the Compagnie Nationale Algerienne de Navigation (CNAN) group, deploys a fleet of general cargo and ro-ro vessels capable of carrying heavy lift and project cargo shipments.

Initially the service will be offered by inducement calls only, with the aim to establishing a regular fortnightly service, said the Port of Koper.

It is expected to call on a regular basis at the Algerian ports of Skikda, Bejaia, Annaba, Djendjen, Oran, Arzew, Mostaganem and Ghazaouet.

In June 2015, CNAN signed a cooperation agreement with the COLI Group of Companies in order to offer comprehensive shipping services from Asia, Europe and North America to North Africa.

Back in September 2014, Clipper Group confirmed that it had sold three multipurpose vessels to CNAN.