A Soviet ship line that is gearing up for an anticipated increase in U.S.-Soviet trade has added the Port of Baltimore to its vessel schedule.
Baltic Shipping Co. made its first scheduled visit in many years to Baltimore yesterday. The line will be calling twice a month at Leningrad, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, an undetermined Southern port, Houston and New Orleans.
Previously, the line had been calling in the United States at New York; Philadelphia; Jacksonville, Fla. and New Orleans.
"We felt that Baltimore was a gateway that would add some new markets," said Rick Shannon, vice president/commercial manager of Rice, Unruh, Reynolds Co., the Philadelphia agent for Baltic.