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Container feeder line commences service calls at Riga Central Terminal

Riga Central Terminal (RCT) has established cooperation with Transbaltica Container Line (TBL) to provide weekly feeder services between Kiel terminal in Germany and RCT.

MV Lappland, the first TBL feeder vessel, arrived at RCT on November 2, 2009. A total of 75 TEU (twenty foot equivalent units) were loaded on board the vessel for final delivery to Kiel terminal.

„This operation is a perfect case study example which demonstrates that various participants of the logistics chain, including a terminal, a private railway forwarding company, JSC SRR, and a container feeder line, TBL, are capable to work together and organize a viable solution with mutual and complimentary benefits,” notes Helmuts Kols, the Member of the Board of Riga Commercial Port (RTO).

„The beginning of scheduled weekly calls at RCT, operated by TBL, marks a new era for container development in the port of Riga. For the first time in history RCT has established regular and direct feeder links with sea-hub of Hamburg. TBL service replaces the previous inducement calls served by Unifeeder and Teamlines. With this achievement we seek to promote further cooperation with container feeder lines and extend our welcome to other lines to consider regular calls at RCT as opposed to the present specialized terminal in the port of Riga,” says Valdis Andersons, the Member of the Board of RCT.    

TBL is managed by Mann Lines, and provides container feeder service on loop between Rotterdam, Bremerhaven, Hamburg, Gdynia, Kaliningrad and St. Petersburg. Since 2006, TBL has carried approximately 75,000 TEU (twenty foot equivalent containers). For more information, see www.mannlines.com.

Prepared by: Marketing and Public Relations division, RTO.

MV Lappland built:
658 TEU
109,04 m
17,80 m
Max draught:
7,09 m