CMA CGM launches service between St. Petersburg and the Eastern Mediterranean

CMA CGM has announced the launch of the new Baltic Levant Express service, beginning May 9th, which offers a direct connection between Saint Petersburg and the Eastern Mediterranean region.

With the implementation of this new service, CMA CGM links four major Northern European ports (Hamburg, Rotterdam, Antwerp and le Havre) to the main Eastern Mediterranean ports (Alexandria, Beirut, Mersin and Aliaga).

According to the announcement, Spanish citruses and vegetables producers will now benefit from new export solutions to Northern Europe thanks to new calls in Valencia and Cartagena. Transit times provided are expected to be competitive with Cartagena linked to Tilbury in only 5 days.

With transshipment connections offered with the Group’s other services in Valencia and Tangiers, West African, North American and South American markets are expected to be 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 are due to operate the following rotation: Saint Petersburg, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Le Havre, Malta, Alexandria, Beirut, Mersin, Aliaga, Valencia, Cartagena, Tangiers, Tilbury, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Saint Petersburg.

Source: CMA CGM