MSC’s Asia – North Europe service makes direct call at Baltic Container Terminal

MSC’s Asia - North Europe service makes direct call at Baltic Container Terminal

Baltic Container Terminal (BCT), a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) in the Port of Gdynia in Poland, has received the first direct call of Mediterranean Shipping Company’s (MSC) Swan service.
MSC restored the service in May, connecting ports in Europe and the Far East, giving the Port of Gdynia a direct connection to the most major Chinese and Korean ports.

The recently revised port rotation is:

Qingdao – Busan – Ningbo – Yantian – Tanjung Pelepas – Antwerp – Gdynia – Gdansk – Klaipeda – Bremerhaven – King Abdullah Port – Singapore – Qingdao

The inclusion of Busan to this route allows for a direct connection between the Port of Gdynia and South Korea. 

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Wojciech Szymulewicz, BCT Chief Executive Officer, said: “I would like to congratulate MSC and the Port of Gdynia, for this historic moment in which we inaugurate the first ever direct container connection with Chinese and Korean ports.

“This milestone redefines the status of BCT and the entire Port of Gdynia. We are changing its role from the current feeder port to a full-fledged maritime import and export gateway.”

Szymulewicz added: “Further direct calls to Gdynia, in addition to the already existing connections to North America and India, open up new prospects for the development of container transport for customers in Poland and the extension of the intermodal offer to new markets, including Ukraine and other Central European countries.”

In August 2023, MSC announced the new freight all kind (FAK) rates export Asia to North Europe.  

That same month, MSC announced that it is revising the rotation of its Swan Service.

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