Maersk – Seago to reorganise Baltic regional services

Aleksi Lindström

The 1,000 teu MAERSK ARKANSAS / Credit: Aleksi Lindström

In the second half of September, the APM-Maersk Group will reshuffle its Baltic Sea feeder network and modify a number of services. The revised Baltic Sea portfolio of Maersk-Seago will look as follows:

  • Bremerhaven-centered butterfly, serving Russia, Finland and Latvia, with three ships. Rotation: Bremerhaven, St Petersburg, Rauma, Wilhelmshaven, Bremerhaven, Riga, Helsinki, Bremerhaven. Ships of up to 1,400 teu will phase-in, replacing today’s 1,000 teu units.
  • Bremerhaven to Poland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia and Finland, with four ships of 1,700 teu to 1,800 teu. Rotation: Bremerhaven, Gdansk, St Petersburg, Gdansk, Tallinn, Riga, Gdansk, Kotka, Bremerhaven.
  • Intra-Baltic, one vessel of 1,300 teu: Gdansk, Ust-Luga, Klaipeda.
  • Bremerhaven to Lithuania, Latvia and Denmark, with one 1,000 teu ship, the US-flagged MAERSK ARKANSAS: Bremerhaven, Klaipeda, Riga, Aarhus, Bremerhaven.
  • Gdansk – Kaliningrad shuttle, one 800 teu ship

The above feeder loops mainly connect to Maersk’s intercontinental deep-sea services at Bremerhaven, where the shipping line’s sister company APMT operates and co-owns a dedicated Maersk Terminal. In addition, transhipment to a mainline service is provided via Gdansk, where Maersk calls weekly with its ultra-large ‘AE10’ service.

Further to its own Baltic Sea regional services, Maersk Line also buys capacity on common feeder operators such as Unifeeder, which offer a wide selection of destinations along the Baltic Sea rim, or Mann Lines, which offers connections to Gdynia and Kaliningrad.

At the same time, CMA CGM are reshuffling three of their own Baltic services.

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