Freight News, Sea

Tyne gains Russia container link

[ April 25, 2014   //   ]

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 operated by Unifeeder and BG Freight, to Felixstowe, Grangemouth and Rotterdam.

Port of Tyne’s commercial director, logistics, John Tye, said: “It opens up an important route in to the emerging Russian market.  It provides a great opportunity for businesses operating in North East England and also those based along the M62 corridor from Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool through to the borders of Scotland.” Seago Line UK & Ireland general manager, Robert Clegg, said: “This is a first for Seago Line and will be our only feeder connection into St Petersburg. “Our customers can expect to have access to Seago’s significant equipment pool, industry knowledge, unmatched vessel fleet and extensive network that comes through our close relationship with the Maersk Group.”


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