On 27th February 2012 a meeting was held at the PGA SA, gathering representatives of six container lines (APL, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Mitsui OSK Lines, Hapag-Lloyd AG, Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Orient Overseas Container Line), which at the end of the last year set up the so-called G6 Alliance aiming to expand the network of container services between Europe and the Far East. It was agreed that already in mid-April of this year the parties would sign an agreement on the registration of a regular ocean container line from Asia to Gdansk.
Weekly calls are expected of vessels with over 8,000 TEU capacity.
The line will connect the Port of Gdansk with Shanghai, Ningbo, the ports of southern China, Singapore, Jeddah, Hong Kong and Tangier, and also with Rotterdam, Bremerhaven and Gothenburg.
This is set to be another turning point in the recent history of the Gdansk port, which will strengthen Gdansk's position as a container hub, and another step towards a change in transport geography on the Baltic Sea.