• Hoppe Maritime Group acts as agent for Containerships in Zeebrugge.
  • 16 June 2015

On Monday 15th of June Mv Jork Ruler called APM Terminals in Zeebrugge. The 803 TEU vessel is deployed on Containership's shortsea network offering direct connections between Finland, Russia and the Baltic states.


According to Containerships the service is aimed to further develop European coverage as well as strenghten their cooperation with European Containers (ECS). Zeebrugge port being the main hub for ECS operations will offer better combination of the partners' transportation networks. New port call will be added to the existing sailing schedule with weekly connections between the ports of Lübeck, Riga, Helsinki and St. Petersburg.


The fast growing end-to-end cargo operator has recently ordered four new dual-fuel engine-technology container ships. Containerships will be the first shortsea container operator in Europe to run ships on LNG. The new vessels will offer the most efficient and environmentally friendly option for transporting containers by sea, and will not just meet but exceed environmental standards in the Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA) in which Containerships operates.


Containerships’ new ships include many innovative features: they will offer the highest flexibility for 45-foot units among container ships operating in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Each ship will accommodate up to 639 units of 45-foot containers and have a total capacity of 1,400 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs). They will also be able to accommodate up to 300 refrigerated containers. Other technical innovations include hull, propeller and rudder optimization and generators using dual-fuel technology allowing an eco-friendly way to generate electricity while staying at port.


We are looking forward to a pleasant and successful cooperation.