The St Lawrence Co-ordinated Service (SLCS), a North Atlantic container service operated by Hong Kong's Orient Overseas Container Line and Canada Maritime (Canmar), will switch British ports from Felixstowe to Thamesport from February 15. SLCS officials said the relocation, part of a review of SLCS port strategies, would become effective with the February 15 call of the 2,200 teu (20 ft equivalent unit) vessel Canmar Fortune. The weekly SLCS service also calls at Montreal, Antwerp and Le Havre with three 2200 teu container ships, Canmar Fortune, Canmar Courage and OOCL Canada. All other service criteria, including transit times and frequencies, are unchanged. Canada Maritime is a subsidiary of Canadian Pacific, whose shipping operations also include Cast, Contship and Lykes grouped under the CP Ships banner. The move will complete CP Ships' exit from Felixstowe, concentrating the group's southern British port calls at Thamesport and Tilbury. A cast service calls at Liverpool. Felixstowe owner Hutchison Ports (UK), a subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa, is in the process of acquiring Thamesport from Rutland Trust for GBP112 million (about HK$1.4 billion).