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New N. Europe Service for Charleston

Charleston, SC - A new weekly shipping service beginning today further boosts Charleston's already dominant position in the Northern Europe trade lane.

Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. and Evergreen subsidiary Italia Marittima SpA announced earlier this month that they were adding Charleston and Rotterdam, Netherlands to the North Europe Express service.

The lines will operate four vessels carrying an average 2,350 TEUs. The first ship on the service, MARSEILLE STAR, arrives tonight at North Charleston Terminal.

Other European ports in the service include Antwerp, Hamburg and Liverpool.

Northern Europe comprises 33% of Charleston's total volume. Charleston holds 45% market share of Northern Europe among all ports from Miami to Virginia.