FRENCH shipping giant CMA CGM has commenced regular calls at the Russian Port of Bronka near St PetersbUrg, reports IHA media.
St Petersburg Shuttle Service D connects Rotterdam and Hamburg, served by two ships, the 1,730-TEU Vladimir and the same size Voronezh.
The vessels have weekly schedule at the port and will improve the trade and import/exports of the Russian port. The new route connects Bronka with Rotterdam and from there to the world's largest terminals.
The Port of Bronka is built on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, near important routes, connecting the port with inner country.
At the end of 2015, CMA CGM has signed long-term contract for the handling and storage of containerised cargo with Russian company Phoeni.
The French carrier aims to add the Port of Bronka into the weekly schedule of French shipping operator.
Bronka has a container terminal, ro-ro facilities and a logistics centre, covering 207 hectares. The container terminal has five berths and a 1,220 metre quay with an annual capacity of 1.45 million TEU.
Source : HKSG.