LNG-powered container ships sail between Poland and UK

2021/07/01 at 9:02 AM

Containerships, a part of the CMA CGM Group, launched a new service between Poland and the United Kingdom. It is performed by two LNG-powered vessels on a weekly basis. The new container service also provides a reliable link with Lithuania.

For almost a week, Containerships has been operating a new container service between Great Britain and Central Eastern Europe. To be more precisely, it connects the British harbours of Teesport and Tilbury with the ports of Gdynia in Poland and Klaipeda in Lithuania. The new service is branded as BALT 7; it was launched after combining the company’s two former separate shuttle links.

BALT VII container service, source: Containerships

LNG-powered ships

Containerships started to run the new service on Friday, 25 June. ” This new route is part of Containerships’ commitment to providing more sustainable multimodal transportation solutions across Europe and to further upgrade and develop its routes and services,” the shipping line stated. Therefore, two LNG-powered container vessels, CONTAINERSHIPS STELLAR and CONTAINERSHIPS NORD, were put into service on the route. Each ship has a capacity of 1,380 TEU. It is worth adding that Containerships currently operates six LNG-powered ships.

Main benefits of BALT 7 service

According to the shipping line, the BALT 7 service was designed to ensure increased supply of empty containers into Poland to meet growing demand of the market. Among its other benefits, there could be mentioned a reliable intermodal access from across Europe and the UK as well as the contribution to reducing the congestion on the European roads by shifting more containers to sea.

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