Gdynia port: Svan provides direct link
The Baltic Container Terminal (BCT), ICTSI’s business unit in Poland's port of Gdynia, received its first direct call from the Mediterranean Shipping Company's (MSC) Swan service on 23 August 2023.
MSC reinstated the Swan service in May, connecting European and Far Eastern ports and providing the port of Gdynia with direct access to key Chinese and Korean ports. The revised port rotation now includes Busan, providing a direct link between Gdynia and South Korea.
The port of Gdynia's role has been redefined from a feeder port to a full-fledged maritime import and export gateway.
The service's maiden call was marked by the arrival of the 318-meter boxship ‘Kure’, which discharged 1,320 containers and will take almost 2,000 containers on the return journey. The ‘MCS Domna X’, another ship operating the Swan service, called BCT on 28 August. (pb)