Starting January 12th, 2019, the short sea service, operated by BG Freight and currently calling Immingham, will be moved to Hull Container Terminal in East Yorkshire, also operated by Associated British Ports.
“We are very pleased with the feedback received from our customers, who appreciate this short-sea connection with continental Europe, giving them full access to major ocean services via the transhipment hub in Rotterdam”, says Asbjorn Kops, Maersk’s Product Manager for UK & Ireland.
The English North-East is gaining importance for exports of fish and fresh produce to some of the world’s major markets and improved supply chain solutions create new opportunities for local businesses.
“At Maersk, we continuously work on improving our local product offering, ensuring that our portfolio meets the expectations of our customers and helps them grow their business. Our short-sea connections complement our ocean services and connect our customers with markets around the world”, adds Asbjorn Kops.
“We’re proud to welcome the world’s largest container shipping line, Maersk, on board to the Hull Container Terminal, and we look forward to strengthening our partnership and untapping potential trade links”, said Simon Bird, ABP Humber Director.
The service will be calling Rotterdam on Tuesday-Wednesday with a Saturday arrival/departure in Hull.
Sea News, December 21