Kursiu Linija, the Lithuania-based short-sea container shipping line, operates the service, which will call at Exxtor every four days as part of a revamped scheduled service that also takes in Rotterdam, Klaipeda in Lithuania and Liepaja in Latvia. Two vessels will be deployed on the service – the 366 teu Baltic Sea and the 374 teu Passaden. Kursiu Linija has now consolidated all of its UK calls at Exxtor Terminal.
Work has recently been completed on an £8.8m expansion programme at Exxtor Terminal. The project, which included the installation of a second Liebherr P98L ship-to-shore gantry crane, two rubber-tyred yard-stacking gantry cranes and an advanced computerised container location system, has extended the terminal’s annual handling capacity to approximately 200,000 containers. The provision of extra storage space has boosted its storage capacity to 13,579 teu.