The shipping company SEACONNECT, located in Klaipeda, Lithuania, offers a new
feeder service from Hamburg to St. Petersburg. Every five days the two feeder shipsBetsy S and Cartagena call at the container terminals Burchardkai, Altenwerder and/or Tollerort of the Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) or at the container terminal Hamburg of Eurogate. In St. Petersburg loading and unloading takes place at the Northern Wharf Russmarine Terminal and at the Petrolesport (PLP) Terminal. The port of St. Petersburg is the largest and most important Russian port
at the Baltic Sea. The first departure from Hamburg took place with the feeder ship Smaragden on August 7, 2007. The shipping agent is Ernst Glässel GmbH & Co KG,
Hamburg and Bremen. In 2006 sea borne container transport between the Port of Hamburg and Russia increased by 42 percent. With container handling figures up to approximately 600,000 TEU, the Port of Hamburg continued to develop its market share as the leading transit hub for Russia’s foreign maritime trade.