Containerships OY, the Finnish short sea specialist with services in the Baltic, North Sea and Mediterranean, will begin serving the Russian port of Ust-Luga as part of its Baltic Sea coverage. The 907 teu sisters AILA and LINDA will start calling at the St. Petersburg area port on a weekly basis, with immediate effect.
Ust-Luga is a relatively new port. It was developed a few ears ago as a relief port for St. Petersburg, which comes with the added advantage of less severe icing during winter months. Ust-Luga is served by Maersk and Seago, Unifeeder, CMA CGM and Fesco and occasionally by Hapag-Lloyd.