Established in 1996, IMCL offers a wide range of feeder services covering the North Sea and Baltic trades. It is a member of the Lemissoler Group, headquartered in Limassol, Cyprus. In September 2007, Lemissoler acquired Gdynia-based feeder operator Baltic Container Lines and merged its operations with those of IMCL. Today, IMCL operates seven ships, each maintaining a weekly service linking Baltic ports with Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Rotterdam.
DCT Gdansk’s general manager, Fred Kamperman, said: “IMCL is one of the major players in the Baltic feeder market. Its customer base, together with that of Team Lines, which has been calling DCT Gdansk for several months, means that with these two lines, most of the major deep-sea carriers are now able to offer their customers in Asia and elsewhere the option of routing their cargoes via DCT Gdansk.”
He continued: “DCT Gdansk is now really beginning to move. We have made a huge investment in handling equipment and support facilities, including our rail link, and we have ice-free deepwater access. The recent decision by Containerships to switch its traffic to DCT Gdansk has further boosted our volumes but we still have ample capacity to handle more traffic and we are currently in discussion with a number of other operators.”