CMA CGM Modifies its Coverage of the Baltic States
CMA CGM and Hapag Lloyd’s North Europe – US Gulf service branded ECS and SW3 respectively is extending its port rotation. The ports of Tallinn and St Petersburg are added to the rotation. The 2,730 TEU vessel ARIANA will inaugurate the new route, calling at Tallinn on 1st of May and reaching St Petersburg on 2nd May. The two direct calls in Estonia and Russia should be maintained until December and the ice season. The service is expected to deploy 8 vessels with capacities ranging between 2,500 TEU and 3,500 TEU. In April the service had an average weekly service capacity of 2,500 TEU. It sails on a weekly frequency and 56 day-rotation. Previously it had a 42 day-rotation time. CSAV is currently taking slots on the service and brands it ECS.
At the same time CMA CGM is closing its St Petersburg Shuttle Service C (See news : CMA CGM terminates the Baltic Feeder St Petersburg Shuttle Service C) and adds a call to its Shuttle Service A. The port of Ust-Luga is added to the summer rotation of the Shuttle A. The port will first be called by the 1,440 TEU vessel CHRISTOPHER on 9th May.
ECS/SW3: Rotterdam - Hamburg - Tallinn (new) - St Petersburg (new)- Hamburg (new)- Rotterdam (new)- Antwerp - Le Havre - Kingston - Cartagena (Col) - Santo Tomas de Castilla - Puerto Cortes - Puerto Moin - Kingston - Rotterdam
St Petersburg Shuttle Service C: Rotterdam - Hamburg - Tallinn - St Petersburg – Rotterdam
St Petersburg Shuttle Service A: Dunkirk - Zeebrugge - Antwerp - Ust-Luga (new) - St Petersburg – Dunkirk