MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. is slashing transit times for cargo shipped from continental Europe to U.S. East Coast ports.

Starting in March, MSC's new MedUSEC service is expected to reach New York from the major transshipment hub of Sines, Portugal in the market-leading time of just seven days.

MSC Offers New Market Leading Europe-to-U.S. Transit Times

Improvements to the MSC service will cut as much as four days from the time taken to reach key U.S. east coast ports, such as Baltimore, Norfolk, Savannah and Charleston.

The new rotation, which removes calls at La Spezia and Boston, and adds a new call at Tangiers, is:

TangiersValenciaGioia TauroNaples – Leghorn – Genoa – Valencia – AlgecirasSinesNew YorkBaltimoreNorfolkSavannahCharleston.

At the same time, MSC’s MEDGULF westbound service will call at Algeciras; and the eastbound service will call at both Miami and Algeciras, as part of the following rotation:

Sines – Algeciras – Barcelona – Gioia Tauro – Naples – La Spezia – Barcelona – Valencia – Algeciras – Sines – FreeportPort EvergladesVeracruzAltamiraHoustonNew Orleans – Miami – Freeport.

Source: MSC