April 19 - The Grimaldi Group has launched a direct service to Mexico, dedicated to the transport of cars, rolling freight and project cargo

The link is an upgrade of a existing regular service between the Mediterranean and North America.The extended service connects the Italian ports of Civitavecchia and Savona, and the Turkish port of Gemlik with the North American ports of Halifax in Canada, New York, Baltimore, Jacksonville, and Houston in the USA, as well as Veracruz in Mexico.

The service has a weekly frequency for destinations in North America and a fortnightly frequency for Mexico. It will deploy ro-ro and multipurpose vessels, with a loading capacity of 3,000 linear metres of rolling freight and delivers a transit time of 12 days between Italy and North America and 20 days for Mexico.