Weekly calls give shippers wider opportunities

10-th September 2007


CMA CGM and Team Lines are offering fixed-day weekly calls at Poland’s newest deepwater container terminal, DCT Gdansk, giving shippers wider container routing options to and from Poland. CMA CGM, the world’s third largest container shipping line, will call at Gdansk each Monday/Tuesday with the 1400TEU vessel Cape Fulmar, linking Gdansk/Gdynia with Hamburg and Klaipeda on the carrier’s FAS Baltic Poland Service.Reflecting its commitment to the important Polish market, leading Baltic feeder operator Team Lines will, starting this month, commence a weekly call at DCT Gdansk with the 508TEU vessel Maris, providing a regular link to the German ports of Hamburg and Bremerhaven.

Commenting on the significant new service developments, Fred Kamperman, General Manager of DCT Gdansk said: „To have major operators such as CMA CGM and Team Lines commit to fixed weekly services into DCT Gdansk is excellent news. Shippers, forwarders and the entire container transport industry can now look forward to the expedient routing of their cargo via a brand new terminal that features the latest in modern equipment and handling technologies. Our concept of a fast and efficient Polish port to serve both the short and deep sea markets has become a reality.”

DCT Gdansk is also in discussions with other carriers to initiate regular weekly calls.