Hapag-Lloyd adds new service from Saint John to Europe

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Hapag-Lloyd’s new Saint John Express connects Northern Europe with North American markets.

The service calls at Hamburg, Germany, and Antwerp, Belgium, before making the Atlantic crossing. From Port Saint John containers can reach Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver in Canada, along with Chicago, Detroit, and Minneapolis in the U.S. via the Canadian Pacific railway network.

Hapag-Lloyd says the stand-alone weekly service to Canada & U.S. Midwest markets is an alternative to avoid congested gateways, while offering hinterland connections with partner CP Rail.

It promises import rail will be cleared within four days, and seamless border crossings on the rails. It also provides an expedited service to major ramps in Western Canada.

The liner operator promises an 11-day transit from Hamburg, and nine from Antwerp. The return trip from Saint John is set at 13 and 17 days, respectively.