The new shipping line will be the first regular service between Russia and the Port of Gothenburg. After St Petersburg the vessel calls into Kotka, Gothenburg, Zeebrugge, Amsterdam and Hamburg. It then makes its way back to St Petersburg. This route is serviced by feeder vessels. The freight comprises mainly export goods from Russia.
X-Press Container Line is already a Port of Gothenburg customer and has two other existing services. Agent in Sweden for X-Press Container Line is Melship AB.
“Our aim is that within eight years we will be handling twice the volume of goods. Growth is vital if we are to retain our position as the largest port in the Nordic region (and) each new agreement is an important step towards achieving this goal,” said Magnus Kårestedt, president of the Port of Gothenburg.