Ocean Network Express (ONE) has announced the details of the enhanced North Sea Baltic Service (NBS) for Russia and Finland, following the announcement of the Bilateral Strategic Co-operation Agreement for feeders in October last year.
Starting from 18 June 2019, the new NBS will butterfly between a Russian loop and Finnish loop with 4 x nominal 2,500 TEU vessels.
The new setup will also feature a direct call to the Petrolesport Terminal (PLP) in St. Petersburg in addition to the current Container Terminal St. Petersburg (CTSP).
The enhanced service will also provide us with a direct connection between the Finnish ports of Helsinki and Kotka with the Benelux ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam.
The enhanced NBS rotation is as follows: Antwerp – Rotterdam – St. Petersburg (CTSP and PLP) – Helsinki – Antwerp – Rotterdam – Helsinki – Kotka – Antwerp.