The shipping line, part of CMA CGM, has received from the Chinese Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard Containerships Polar, its second in a series of four 1,380 TEUs-big (incl. 360 reefer plugs) gas-run vessels.
"Over last few years we have been facing a constant deterioration on the Russian market. Unfortunately the political and economical situation is still dramatically affecting the commercial trade environment," the company said in a press release.
Following the installation of protection screens, coal dust suppression equipment, and air & water quality monitoring systems, the Ust-Luga Container Terminal (ULCT) has started taking care of coal shipments.
Year 2018 is drawing to its conclusion. The past months, alike life itself, were full of ups and downs. It was a real Dickens of a job putting all the issues of the Baltic Transport Journal and the Harbours Review together - dozens of articles and hundreds of news items and Market SMSes, not to mention all the add-ons, such as our maps or the Baltic Yearbook.