March 31 - A SAL Italy representative office has been established based in the Genoa office of "K" Line (Europe) to provide marketing, sales representation and direct communication with SAL's clients in the country.

Maurizio Pigna is responsible for the SAL representative office in Genoa, which has a full sales and customer service team.

SAL operates a fleet of 14 modern geared vessels, with combined crane capacity of 1400 tonnes and a speed of 20 knots trade on a semi-liner service between Europe, the Middle East and Asia. With its growing engineering division SAL provides custom-made transportation solutions for all types of project cargoes ranging from heavy machinery, plant equipment, wind energy, cranes and floating cargoes.

Completed in February 2009, the company's four newbuildings represent one of the many synergy benefits emerging from the joint venture between SAL and "K" Line.