The feeder container service that has been operating between the Romanian port of Constanta and the Ukrainian port of Reni since the end of last year is scheduled to be extended to the port of Izmail in March.

The Iteris company, which operated the feeder container service, announced this to the CFTS portal.

According to the company, both services to Reni and Izmail will operate simultaneously. The first ship call to Izmail is scheduled for the first week of March. The service will handle containers from the Arkas, ZIM, Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, and МА container lines.

The timetable for ship calls provides for arrival at each port once a week on average (a round trip will take 6-8 days and a one-way trip 3-4 days). Containers will be accepted on the nearest vessel.

According to the company, containers are transported in the “transshipment mode,” meaning that there is no need to issue customs transit documents in the port of Constanta.

Asked for clarification, the company told the CFTS portal that container transshipment in the port of Reni takes place at the Viking Alliance terminal, which was opened in December 2022. On average, the terminal receives at least 150 import containers and 400 export containers per week. These figures sometimes exceed 200 and 550, respectively.

In the port of Izmail, container transshipment will take place at the Izmail Commercial Seaport.

Regarding the operator, negotiations are currently taking place.