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Atlantic Ro-Ro Launches Tampa-Russia Service

Created by HButler on 1/24/2012 1:48:09 PM

M/V Baltic Mercur loads cargoes at the Port of Tampa. Photo by Andy Fobes, courtesy Tampa Port Authority.

Atlantic Ro-Ro Carriers launched a general cargo service between the Port of Tampa and the Port of St. Petersburg.

The service kicked off this week with a call at Tampa by the Baltic Mercur, which was loaded at the Ports America terminal with containers, heavy equipment work vehicles and freight trucks.

The new monthly service uses a fleet of multi-purpose vessels that can carry a variety of general cargoes such as steel, containers, roll-on/roll-off traffic, project cargoes and bulk commodities. Transit time is 18 days, according to a company statement.

- Peter T. Leach, The Journal of Commerce.

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