The north European container carrier and short-sea feedering specialist Teamlines will alter the rotations of two of its services between the Northern Range and Scandinavia.
In the first week of May, the ‘NOR2’ and ‘DSW1’ rotations will be modified as follows:
On Norway ‘NOR2’, Gothenburg is re-instated, alongside Moss, at the expense of Kristiansand. The service is currently maintained by the 658 teu FREYA and the new weekly rotation stands as follows:
Hamburg, Gothenburg, Moss, Oslo, Bremerhaven, Hamburg.
On the ‘DSW1’, Gothenburg is dropped, and the 707 teu TETUAN will make a second (northbound) call at Aarhus instead. The new weekly rotation will read: Hamburg, Aarhus (new call), Helsinborg, Copenhagen, Aarhus, Hamburg.
The Hamburg-based feeder operator which is owned by the Belgian Delphis-Group, regularly makes modifications to its 17 services across northern Europe to be as close to demand as possible. A flexibility which is proving more necessary than ever, as competition is building in the area.
In the recent months, the global player Hapag-Lloyd has added a third dedicated Baltic feeder to its offer, with Finland Express (‘FIX’), and more recently, and certainly more surprisingly, Hanjin has announced the opening of its own Germany, Finland, Russia loop ‘RFS’, due to start May 6 with the 1,050 teu EVOLUTION.