April 26 - The Port of Venice has announced two new maritime services departing from the port, in cooperation with Neptune Lines and the Ocean Alliance.

Neptune Lines has added the Port of Venice to its Adriatic weekly service which will connect the port to Italy, Turkey and Greece, as well as connections through Neptune Lines' hub in Piraeus, Greece to Israel, Egypt, Lebanon, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and the Black Sea.

Speaking at Breakbulk Europe, Neptune Lines' commercial director, Peter Menzel, announced that the high frequency ro-ro service will deploy Neptune Thalassa and Neptune Galene, both of which have project cargo capabilities.

The Ocean Alliance's Med-Far East service will start calling at the port as of May, 2017. The direct service will start with the APL Oregan container ship arriving at the port on May 10 at the Vecon terminal. Stefano Pieri, project manager of the out-of-gauge, break bulk and XXL cargo division at CMA CGM, confirmed that the service will deploy ten vessels.

According to Pieri, CMA CGM has increased its focus on utilising the container vessels for the transport of OOG cargo.