La Spezia Connects to the Americas
By Kim Williams on 12 March 2018
La Spezia is called by 10 weekly liner services, four of which also call ports in the Americas.
   The chart above utilizes BlueWater Reporting's Port Dashboard to show both total deployed capacity, and vessel deployment area (VDA) of the 10 weekly liner services calling the Italian port of La Spezia. Capacity is measured in TEUs. 
   According to the data, four of the 10 services calling La Spezia sail west, to North America, Central America and the Caribbean. The remaining six connect with the Far East and Indian Subcontinent.    
   MSC’s California Express service is the longest and largest service making connections to the U.S. West Coast, as well as Central America. The service deploys over 90,000 TEUs on 10 vessels, making up over half of all of the westbound deployed capacity shown in the chart. 
   It is followed by 2M Alliance's TA6/MEDGULF service, which deploys 48,076 TEUs to East Coast North America and the Caribbean, and THE Alliance's AL6 with 22,600 TEUs deployed to East Coast North America.