Maersk Line introduces the first direct service between South America and Russia
22 March 2010
Maersk Line has announced a new direct service between Ecuador and Russia, called the ECUBEX service.
The service will be the first direct liner route between the two countries and will stand out as a unique solution given the short transport time, bringing high quality Ecuadorian products to the Russian market. As trade links are enhanced and expanded, the route will bring benefits to both Russian and Ecuadorian exporters and importers.
Investment in this service has been motivated by client demand for reliable and fast refrigerated transportation of fruits, especially bananas, from Ecuador to the Russian market.
Furthermore, it will give Russian exporters a unique opportunity to develop trade connections between Russia and South America.
Maersk Line’s ECUBEX service is the first direct deep sea liner route between South America and Russia.
The service is on a weekly basis and will bring a full year reliable service with high capacity that will be fast and efficient.
The EXUBEX Service consists of 6 newly built Ice-Classed container vessels with maximum reefer capacity (600 plugs) and total nominal capacity of 2500 TEU. The weekly service calls at: Guayaquil (Ecuador), Balboa (Panama), Rotterdam (Netherlands), St. Petersburg PLP (Russia), St. Petersburg FCT (Russia), Bremerhaven (Germany), Manzanillo (Panama), Balboa (Panama), Guayaquil (Ecuador).
On the 22 March Maersk Niamey will be in St. Petersburg.