Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha started a new feeder service called BAX (Baltic Express Service) to connect Amsterdam (Netherlands), Hamburg (Germany), St. Petersburg (Russia), and Kotka (Finland) from December 12, 2007.
The new service will initially depart from Hamburg for the Baltic area, but from March 2008 it will also call at Amsterdam. The service will connect with the Grand Alliance’s Asia-Europe liner services, which NYK operates, at Hamburg or Amsterdam.
This service enhances NYK’s corporate strategy of providing a wider range of transportation networks for its customers. In recent years, the quantity of containers handled in this area has increased in step with Russian economic development. This new service will help NYK provide more stable transportation services in the region.
The BAX service will be implemented by slot charter using containerships operated by X-Press Container Line (UK), Ltd.
Ports of call: Amsterdam (Netherlands), Hamburg (Germany), St. Petersburg
(Russia), and Kotka (Finland)
Service: Weekly, consisting of two container vessels operated by X-Press Container Line (UK) Ltd.