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.