Photo: Port of Gdańsk
The new weekly container service is jointly operated by Cosco Shipping and OOCL.
The first new service's call was made at Felixstowe on April 8th by the 1,924 TEU capacity Delphis Finland.
Besides this UK port, the new service also calls at Hamburg, Antwerp, Piraeus, Istanbul-Ambarli (Kumport), Gebze (Yilport), Izmir, and Salerno.
"This brand new service will further strengthen the comprehensive network of sailings available to shippers through the Port of Felixstowe. The port has provided important connections for trade with the Eastern Mediterranean region for many years and we are delighted to welcome the NET service as the newest addition to the route. The new NET container service provides UK importers and exporters with greater choice and frequency to an important and growing market," Clemence Cheng, Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Felixstowe and Managing Director of Hutchison Ports Europe, commented.