Italian liner files for liquidation

Genoa-based container line Kalypso Compagnia di Navigazione has filed for liquidation as a result of the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

A charter conflict broke out between Kalypso and Zhonggu Shipping, The Chinese company refused to allow its four 2,518 teu ships to call in Israel. The vessels had been deployed on Kalypso’s Marco Polo service, which connected Asia with the Mediterranean.

Kalypso is the liner shipping subsidiary of the Italian forwarding company RifLine, which entered the Asia – Europe trade during the covid pandemic.