Image: Trieste Marine Terminal

Ocean Network Express (ONE) has set sail into new horizons with its latest service, the “Adriatic Israel Butterfly” (AIB), which marks a significant expansion into the East Mediterranean markets. The container carrier has made its inaugural visit to Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG’s Italian terminal in Trieste, reaffirming ONE’s commitment to enhancing connectivity and service excellence.

AIB Service Takes Flight

The AIB service introduces a pivotal weekly connection that weaves through the North Adriatic, creating a seamless link between Egypt and Israel. This innovative route opens up a world of opportunities for trade and logistics, benefiting both regional and global players.

The ports of call on this transformative journey include:

  • Koper
  • Venice
  • Ancona
  • Piraeus
  • Alexandria
  • Damietta
  • Haifa
  • Ashdod

This well-structured network not only streamlines trade but also reinforces the economic ties among these dynamic regions.

ONE’s Commitment to Excellence

Stanley Smulders, ONE’s Director of Marketing and Commercial for Europe & Africa, emphasized that the AIB service is a testament to ONE’s unwavering commitment to delivering excellent, reliable, and extensive services tailored to their customers’ needs. This expansion aligns with their mission of facilitating global trade with efficiency and precision.

HHLA PLT Italy: A Strategic Partner

Antonio Barbara, Managing Director of HHLA PLT Italy, expressed his satisfaction with ONE’s decision to choose HHLA PLT as their preferred terminal in Trieste. He underscored the strategic importance of the AIB service in linking their terminal with key markets in the Eastern Mediterranean, including Egypt and Israel. Additionally, it provides seamless access to global destinations through ONE’s hubs, ensuring they can offer bespoke, punctual, and flexible services to their valued customers.

As ONE’s vessel embarked on its maiden voyage to Trieste, the future of maritime trade in the East Mediterranean takes on a new dimension. The “Adriatic Israel Butterfly” service promises to be a game-changer, fostering stronger trade ties and opportunities in this vibrant region.

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