Having taken over the Westmed Black Sea Service ( WBS), Arkas Line and Hapag Lloyd are strengthening their already powerful position in the area by increasing the service’s capacity with their new Vessel Sharing Agreement.
Currently ranking as the 15th on the world shipowners’ list according to Clarksons, Arkas Line continues to strengthen its power and cooperation with the new vessel agreement it had in May with one of the world’s most prominent shipping companies, Hapag Lloyd.
Having taken over the Westmed Black Sea Service (WBS) previously operated by Emes Feedering, the two companies have increased the capacity of the service by upgrading the previously 4 x 1500 TEU vessels to 4x 2500-2700 TEU vessels. Both Arkas Line and Hapag Lloyd will operate 2 vessels according to the VSA.
New rotation of the weekly service is very similar to the previous one; Varna call on the previous schedule is replaced by Burgas and Kumport call is included in Istanbul as an addition to the Marport call.
Istanbul (Kumport-Marport) – Burgas – Constanta (Csct DPW and Socep) – Istanbul (Marport-Kumport) – Gemlik (Borusan) – Piraeus – Tangier(Eurogate) – Casablanca – Piraeus – Gemlik (Borusan) – Yarimca (DPW) – Istanbul (Kumport- Marport)