December 22 - Atlantic Ro-Ro Carriers has announced that it will be offering a monthly direct sailing from Tampa, USA to St Petersburg, Russia, from early next year.

The first sailing for the service, which will offer an 18-day transit time, will be January 14, 2012.

Sailings in the service, which can accomodate ro-ro, containerised and breakbulk cargoes, originate in Houston. The first call in Tampa will be made by the Baltic Mercur.