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Shipping Company to Offer New Route from Port of Waterford

18th June 2019
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Dutch shipping company BG Freight Line is to introduce an additional Waterford-Rotterdam service facilitating global trade.  The BG-Maersk partnership will consist of a new weekly service that will act as a deep-sea feeder for businesses in Ireland commencing on 6th July. AFLOAT adds above is the Ireland Max class containership BG Diamond which was built in China as part of a quartet of newbuilds introduced. Dutch shipping company BG Freight Line is to introduce an additional Waterford-Rotterdam service facilitating global trade. The BG-Maersk partnership will consist of a new weekly service that will act as a deep-sea feeder for businesses in Ireland commencing on 6th July. AFLOAT adds above is the Ireland Max class containership BG Diamond which was built in China as part of a quartet of newbuilds introduced. Photo: Port of Waterford - twitter

A shipping line based in the Netherlands, reports The Irish Times, will open up Waterford port to new international trade routes when it commences a weekly service on the Waterford to Rotterdam route which will act as a deep-sea feeder for Irish importers and exporters.

The Dutch operator BG Freight Line, in partnership with global shipping giant Maersk, is to commence the service on July 6th to support industry in the southeast. Effectively the move will allow goods travelling from Waterford to continue through Rotterdam to other ports such as Shanghai, whereas previously goods for destinations beyond Europe would typically have shipped from Dublin.

Part of the Peel Ports Group, BG Freight Line runs a fleet of 23 containerised vessels from its headquarters in the Netherlands. Maersk, meanwhile, is the largest container logistics organisation in the world, moving more than 12 million containers a year.

BG Freight Line chief executive Koert Luitwieler said the addition of Waterford to its network would strengthen the company’s Irish Sea network which encompassed routes from Dublin and Cork at present.

For more on this new additional Ireland-mainland Europe lo-lo service click here 

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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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