Hapag-Lloyd Adds Four New Intra-Mediterranean, Black Sea Services

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German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has decided to launch four new services within the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. 

The services in question are the TPS Service, the TBS Service, the WBS Service and the GTS Service and they are expected to commence on May 1, 2017.

With the first sailing of MV Diane A ex Istanbul on May 3, the TPS Sevice will have the following port rotation: Istanbul (Mardas & Kumport & Marport) – Gemlik (Borusan) – Istanbul (Kumport & Marport) – Poti – Samsun – Istanbul (Mardas & Kumport & Marport).

The second service, the TBS Service is scheduled to start on May 4 with the first sailing of MV MSC Kreta ex Istanbul.

Port rotation of the TBS Service will be as follows: Istanbul (Kumport & Marport & Mardas) – Burgas – Varna – Istanbul (Kumport & Marport & Mardas).

The WBS Service is planned to commence on May 9 with the first sailing of MV Alegri ex Varna.

The WBS Service will have the following port rotation: Istanbul (Marport) – Varna – Constanta – Istanbul (Marport) – Gemlik (Borusan) – Piraeus (eff. end of May) – Tangier – Casablanca – Piraeus (eff. end of May) – Gemlik (Borusan) – Istanbul (Marport).

The fourth service, the GTS Service, is to start also on May 9 with the first sailing of MV Jean – Pierre A ex Istanbul.

Port rotation of the GTS Service will be as follows: Haifa – Ashdod – Antalya – Istanbul (Kumport & Marport & Mardas) – Evyap – Gemlik – Istanbul (Kumport & Marport & Mardas) – Piraeus – Thessaloniki – Izmir – Haifa.

Last week, Hapag-Lloyd also revised its Black Sea-Mediterranean Express Service (BMX Service).

The new port rotation of the BMX Service will be as follows: Piraeus – Istanbul (Kumport & Marport) – Novorossiysk – Odessa – Constanta – Istanbul (Kumport & Marport) – Piraeus.

The revised BMX Service is scheduled to start on May 7 with the first sailing of MV Louisa Schulte from Piraeus.

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