New era for Port of Tyne

A new container service linking the Russian port of St Petersburg with the Port of Tyne in South Shields has got underway with the arrival of the largest container vessel ever handled at the Port of Tyne. A call by the 1578teu Calisto has marked the start of a new eight-day frequency service by Maersk's shortsea Saea-go line from Newcastle to St Petersburg. At 168m long and almost four times the ... [+]

Tyne gains Russia container link

Maersk's short-sea subsidiary Seago Line is to introduce an eight-day, two vessel service between the Port of Tyne and St. Petersburg, Russia. The Seago Wybelsum and Seago Calisto will call alternatively every Saturday at Tyne, boosting Tyne's container exports by about 50%. The new service will supplement the port's existing routes ... [+]

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