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Maersk And MSC Expand Transatlantic Route Out of Liverpool Following Disruption At Felixstowe

17th January 2019

#shipping - The collaboration between Maersk and MSC of the 2M shipping alliance, formed from the two biggest container lines in the world by market share, has committed to a permanent transatlantic shipping route connecting Liverpool, UK, with several US ports, according to a statement from Peel Ports.

The announcement reports Port Technology, follows the introduction of a temporary call in July 2018 by 2M after severe disruption at the Port of Felixstowe.

At present, the service is currently being used to export UK cargo, such as food produce and retail, but, according to Peel Ports, is attracting interest for trade in manufacturing and industrial goods.

The service will use a port rotation that takes in Antwerp, Rotterdam, Bremerhaven, Liverpool, Newark, Savannah, Port Everglades and North Charleston.

The commitment from 2M is the latest in a series of logistical and shipping milestones for the Port of Liverpool.

For further details of this new UK-USA lo-lo route service, click here.

Published in Ports & Shipping
Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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