According to MANA, ,Starting May 9, container shipper CMA CGM has launched the new Baltic Levant Express service, offering a direct connection between Saint Petersburg and the Eastern Mediterranean region.
Dedicated to the Eastern Mediterranean region - Northern Europe trade, the new service links four major Northern European ports Hamburg, Rotterdam, Antwerp and le Havre to the main Eastern Mediterranean ports Alexandria, Beirut, Mersin and Aliaga. Alexandria is now directly linked from le Havre in nine days.
Thanks to transshipment connections offered with other Group’s services in Valencia and Tangiers, West African, North American and South American markets are connected to the Eastern Mediterranean region with transit times shortened by a week and a single transshipment.
Six 1,750 to 1,850 TEU-capacity vessels will operate the following rotation: Saint Petersburg, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Le Havre, Malta, Alexandria, Beirut, Mersin, Aliaga, Valencia, Cartagena, Tangiers, Tilbury, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Saint Petersburg.