Major Polish port attracts big container carriers

Maersk Line and alliance partner MSC have till now been the only ones to call directly from the Far East to Gdansk. Now the G6-alliance will expand its service network to include the Polish junction. This can affect feeder traffic in the Baltic.

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The six container carriers of the G6 alliance, including Hapag-Lloyd, will now incorporate Gdansk in their direct service network from the Far East to North Europe.

Apart from entering into direct competition with Maersk Line and MSC in the 2M alliance with calls at the Polish port hub, the consequence of the increased container traffic from Asia could have an impact on parts of the feeder traffic in the Baltic and particularly for the routes sailed by Unifeeder, notes Alphaliner.

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