First Container Terminal (FCT) has handled the first vessel call of the Honrise containership owned by foreign trade transport and forwarding company, Transmasters.
FCT is located in the Big Port of St. Petersburg and is part of Delo Group’s stevedoring holding Global Ports.
Since August 2023, Transmasters has been replacing universal cargo vessels with specialised containerships on international services between the ports in the Asia-Pacific region and St. Petersburg.
The 198-metre Honrise vessel with a capacity of 1,662 TEU has replaced the Huanghai Advance ship and operate on the China-Sri Lanka-Russia (FCT) route.
In addition to Honrise, two other containerships of similar capacity and two feeder vessels operate on the route, transporting containerised cargo between ports in China and Colombo port in Sri Lanka.
Global Ports’ Baltic terminals FCT and Ust-Luga Container Terminal (ULCT, located in the Ust-Luga deep-water port in the Leningrad region) have been handling Transmasters’ vessels since 2022.
The line operates voyages both through the Suez Canal and via the Northern Sea Route.