Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has announced the expansion of its ScanBaltic to USA service, which connects the Northwest continent and US markets.
The new service will offer customers extensive direct coverage with a fortnightly call at Jacksonville.
The new rotation will connect with MSC’s European short sea and intermodal network and will offer enhanced support for the food and beverage, automotive, and forestry industries across the ScanBaltic and US.
The new rotation will include calls at Klaipeda, Gdynia, Goteborg, Bremerhaven, Felixstowe, Antwerp, Le Havre, New York, Philadelphia, Norfolk, Jacksonville, and then back to Klaipeda.
Transit times for this new service will be as follows: 29 days from Klaipeda to Jacksonville, 21 days from Bremerhaven to Jacksonville, and 17 days from Le Havre to Jacksonville.
The first vessel on this new rotation will be MSC OLIA voyage number 312A, which is due to arrive in Jacksonville on 25 April.
MSC recently took delivery of the 24,116 TEU MSC Tessa, the world’s largest containership.
The delivery took place as part of a four-vessel deal with MSC, worth around $600 million.