Freight News, Logistics, Sea

Lithuanians link Tyne to Russia

[ August 2, 2012   //   ]

Lithuanian shortsea and feeder container operator Sea Connect is introducing a direct sailing between St Petersburg and the Port of Tyne in North-East England, with John Good Shipping as UK general agent. It will operate every 10 days from the north east to St. Petersburg with transit times of six days.

Sea Connect already operates regular liner services between Rotterdam, Hamburg, St.Petersburg, Klaipeda and Tallinn with a fleet of modern 800teu ice class 1A containerships, each with 150-200 reefer plugs. The line offers a range of equipment including 45’ pallet-wide high cube containers as well as shippers’ own equipment.

Managing director, Vyacheslav Puzemsky, said: “Russia remains an attractive target for UK exporters and investors underpinned by a population of around 140m, all of whom have an appetite for quality goods and products. Since 2001 UK-Russia trade has been growing by an average of 21% year-on-year.”

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