Team Lines’ exit from the European shortsea feeder market has created opportunities
Following Team Lines’ decision to wind up its independent North Continent feeder services, X-Press Feeders has decided to take on some of the services of the Belgian carrier.
One of these is the Sweden East Coast-Germany connection (Stockholm, Ahus, Norrköping, Hamburg and Bremerhaven), which will be incorporated into Xpress Feeders’ TransFeederNorth (TFN) and TransFeederSouth (TFS) services. Contracts agreed by Team Lines are being honoured. Key customer include Hapag-Lloyd, Hamburg Süd, ONE and MSC.
TFN will be operated with X-Press owned vessels X-PRESS ELBE (509 TEU) and X-PRESS AGILITY (1038 TEU), while RAGNA (509 TEU) will be replaced by HANNI (658 TEU) in the TFS service.
Several Team Lines’ feeder routes operated through slot agreements with third party owners will also be covered by X-Press Feeders.
Singapore-based X-Press Feeder, with a fleet capacity of 125,000 TEU, is the world’s 17th biggest container shipping company.