April 13 - Tarros, the specialist regional container line and multi-transport operator specialising in the Mediterranean Region, has upgraded its Great Pendulum Service which connects ports in the eastern and western Mediterranean via La Spezia, where the

The new configuration of this service, which has been operated since September 2011 jointly with the Turkish carrierArkas Line - has been upgraded from a 10-day frequency to weekly and is operated by four 1100 teu container ships.

Eastbound the service calls at La Spezia and Salerno in Italy; Piraeus, Greece; Istanbul and Mersin in Turkey; and Alexandria, Egypt. The westbound leg calls Napoli, La Spezia and Genoa (a recent addition), Casablanca, Morocco; Setubal, Portugal; before returning to La Spezia.

Tarros handles break bulk and project cargoes through group subsidiary Master Projects & Logistics, which offers chartering services, port assistance and road haulage.