MSC Improves Connections Between Baltic & Other European Ports

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is updating its network to better serve shippers moving cargo between the Baltic region and key North European hubs, connecting with destinations worldwide. 

MSC’s holistic approach to the region means that we can offer a variety of different solutions for shippers. Thanks to the combination of some 11 different loops servicing key ports, whether your business is import or export, we have a solution for you.

MSC also seeks to enhance schedule reliability, while ensuring that transit times remain competitive in those regions, to ensure we match our customers’ expectations.

The implementation of the new network is planned for Spring 2019 and remains subject to further updates.


Loop 01 – from the hub of Antwerp to Norrkoping & Riga; and for Tallinn exports
Port Rotation: Antwerp – Norrkoping – Riga – Tallinn – Antwerp

Loop 03 –  better connecting Russia and Latvia with Germany
Port Rotation: Bremerhaven – Kaliningrad – Riga– Bremerhaven

Loop 05 – improving connections for Sweden
Port Rotation: Antwerp – Gothenburg – Helsingborg – Antwerp

Loop 08 – new call for imports to Tallinn
Port Rotation: Antwerp – Tallinn – Stockholm – Gavle – Antwerp

Loop 11 – new call to London Gateway from St Petersburg and Gdynia
Port Rotation: London Gateway – Antwerp – St Petersburg – Gdynia – London Gateway

For further information on the advantages of these improvements, individual MSC country agencies will be in touch directly with customers. Should you have any queries, please contact your local MSC office.