The brand-new feeder, offering 3,596 TEU of carrying capacity (incl. 600 reefers), made its maiden calls to the Port of St. Petersburg's Petrolesport (PLP) and First Container Terminal (FCT) on 20 April.
The 1A ice class vessel, 200 m-long and 35.2 m-wide, will be shortly joined by her sister ship Volga Maersk. The two will serve Seago Line's L16/L01 service that connects Rotterdam's APM Terminals 1, Delta Container Terminal, and APM Terminals Maasvlakte 2 with St. Petersburg's PLP and FCT.
Five other feeders of the same class will be deployed during the coming months across a number of Seago Line's services in the Baltic and North Seas. They will replace smaller ships in the 1,400-1,700 TEU range.
In mid-2017, the average size of a feeder/short sea container carrier serving the Baltic was 1,248 TEU.
Photo: Maersk Line