New MSC Scan Baltic Service makes first call to the Port of Philadelphia

April 22 2022 Print This Article

PhilaPort welcomed the maiden call of a new ocean liner service to The Port of Philadelphia’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal. The container ship M/V Cornelia is part of the Mediterranean Shipping Company’s (MSC) brand new Scan Baltic service.

This service gives US shippers direct connections to Bremerhaven, Germany; Gothenburg, Sweden; and Klaipeda, Lithuania.

“A weekly Baltic call fits perfectly into our portfolio of services,” said Jeff Theobald, Executive Director & CEO of PhilaPort. “MSC is the largest container shipping company is the world. It is also the #1 carrier in The Port of Philadelphia. Cargoes to and from Germany are important. However, we are also excited that Scan Baltic gives us access to all the other Baltic countries for cargoes such as forest products and seafood.”

Philadelphia continues to play a major role in assisting international supply chains with alternate strategies to overcame worldwide logistics challenges.

“We are very thankful that we have additional capacity,” said Sean Mahoney, PhilaPort’s Director of Marketing. “Fortunately for us, we are adding space and equipment, which will allow many more services to call at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal.