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The shipping company CMA may resume container shipping to one of the ports of Greater Odesa in July.

Volodymyr Huz, commercial director of Global Ocean Link, announced this in a blog post on the CFTS portal.

Huz noted that Maersk container lines have already returned, albeit through shipping agents.

"Hapag has also returned directly, albeit through feeder vessels. MSC is bringing its vessel to Odesa in June," Huz said.

He added that CMA will announce the resumption of direct ship calls in mid-July.

"Most of the major lines have made contact, the rest are expected to follow, and the outlook here is positive," the commercial director of Global Ocean Link concluded.

As the CFTS portal reported earlier, shipping and logistics company Maersk recently launched the first deep-sea container service to the ports of Greater Odesa since the outbreak of full-scale war in Ukraine.

Currently, large ocean-going container ships do not call at the ports of Greater Odesa. Part of a collaboration with Ukrainian feeder operator Iteris, the service is using a vessel with a capacity of over 1,100 TEU to connect the Ukrainian deep-sea port of Chornomorsk with the Constanța container terminal in Romania, as in the case of the Hapag-Lloyd shipping company.

On 3 April 2024, a container ship entered one of the ports in Greater Odesa for the first time since the beginning of the full-scale war. The ship transports containers on feeder routes to a foreign hub, where they are loaded onto ocean-going container ships of global container lines. According to open-source information, the ship called at the port of Chornomorsk, from where it sailed to the Romanian port of Constanța.

On 21 April, the container ship Pros Hope entered the port of Chornomorsk. It was the first container ship to enter the ports of Greater Odesa since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion not as part of a feeder service but directly from the original point of departure.