As part of the Port of Cleveland's efforts to continuously improve the quality and diversity of the services it offers to its customers, the Cleveland-Europe Express regularly scheduled liner shipping service from the Great Lakes to Europe will feature bi-weekly sailings beginning in the 2015 Great Lakes- St. Lawrence Seaway navigation season.
Port of Cleveland President and CEO Will Friedman says in a statement posted on the port's website, "As we double the frequency of the Express, we’re also adding another key piece to improve on-dock service. Valport Maritime Services, via its subsidiary C-Port Maritime, is now stevedore for the Cleveland-Europe Express. Federal Marine Terminals remains stevedore for all other carriers and users of our general cargo docks, including our booming steel trade."
The Cleveland-Europe Express liner service to Europe operated by the Netherlands-based Spliethoff Group began earlier this year and as such must still be considered to be in its early stages. The results of the first several voyages of the new service have been promising, clearly promising enough to justify another sailing being added to double the frequency of the service.
The Port of Cleveland has been on something of a roll lately. The port recently won the top score in the nation in Logistic Management magazine's annual “Quest for Quality” survey.