Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines’ container shipping arm APL has launched a new feeder service linking Tallinn (Estonia) and St Petersburg (Russia) with Northern Europe, Asia and the Americas. The North Baltic Express (NBX) is operated on a fourteen-day rotation by two vessels, calling on a weekly basis at Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Tallinn and St Petersburg. According to APL, ‘the NBX service offers a unique connection from the congestion-free port of Zeebrugge to Petrolesport in St Petersburg. It provides dedicated Asia-Europe connections from the SCX service via Zeebrugge, as well as from the AEX and JEX services via Rotterdam. Outbound connections to the Far East will provide fast transit times via Rotterdam on the same services. The Americas will be served via Rotterdam on APL’s APX, ATS, ATN and EMX services.’