New Russian - German shipping line in port Saint Petersburg


September, 12, 2003. National Container Company, together with the largest European container terminal operator "EUROGATE" (Germany), leader Russian container shipping company "Far Eastern Shipping Company" and leader European ship broker Dohle Schiffahrtslinien Agentur GmbH and Co., has opened Russian - German feeder container line Swan Container Lines on its "First Container Terminal" (Saint Petersburg).

New container service will function between Hamburg and Saint Petersburg, providing a direct communication between ports of Northern Europe and Baltic. Swan Container Lines is to provide quality feeder services between North European Ports and the Baltic. It is committed to providing the highest quality of services to the Liner Companies whilst maintaining competitive pricing and operational reliability.

Interests of Swan Container Lines in Saint Petersburg will be represented by navigable agency "Neva - Delta".

On flourish ceremony of its opening at Saint Petersburg Port there was the minister of transport of Russia Sergey Frank, the deputy minister of transport of Germany Ralf Nagel, the general director of "Seaport of Saint Petersburg" Igor Rusu, the president of company "EUROGATE" Tomas Ekkelmann, representatives of shipping lines and the forwarding companies.

At the initial stage service with one vessel call in one week in which will be involved vessel 200 TEUs is planned. Further will be used vessels of the big sizes.

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