With the shift to Tartous, Hamburg Süd’s weekly North Europe-Mediterranean direct service now plies the ports of Felixstowe, Hamburg, Antwerp, Valencia, Alexandria, Beirut, Tartous, Mersin, Izmir and Salerno. On the other hand, the fortnightly Inner Mediterranean service plies Salerno, Vado Ligure, Leghorn, Mersin, Tartous, Beirut and Alexandria.
Meanwhile, Hamburg Süd vessels calling at Tartous have increased from one to five container vessels per month comprising the 869 teu capacity Eemsdijk, the 917 teu Beluga Movery, the 2,524 teu Cap Palmas, the 2,478 teu Alianca Gavea, and the 2,442 teu Cap Ortegal which recently completed its maiden call.
Hamburg Süd, one of two international liners serving Syrian-North European trade, has been a key client of TICT since the latter took over container handling operations at Tartous in October 2007. Currently the German liner holds around 14% of the container market share in the whole of Syria.