Unifeeder Bolsters Schedule
From October 2014, North European short sea operator Unifeeder plans to significantly upgrade its scheduled routes connecting the European peninsula with Russia, Finland and the Baltic States.
These relate to:
- Five weekly sailings, of which four are direct between Hamburg and St. Petersburg
- Two weekly direct sailings between Rotterdam and St. Petersburg
After the schedule upgrade, Unifeeder will have 21 departures in total every week connecting the European peninsula with Russia, Finland and the Baltic ports.
“Our unique business model, which combines feeder cargo with shortsea cargo enables us to make this move that will benefit both our feeder customers – the large intercontinental carriers – as well as our shortsea customers, who are always asking for higher frequency, shorter transits and reliable schedules,” says Jesper Kristensen, CEO of Unifeeder.
According to Unifeeder, in this way shippers and importers can minimize interim storage in ports as they can ship smaller lots more frequently, avoid bottlenecks in transit, and benefit from the increased reliability of the floating conveyor belt that Unifeeder strives to provide.