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Port of Waterford: New Freight Route to Rotterdam Opens

10th July 2019
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The Port of Waterford has welcomed the arrival of containership ‘BG Rotterdam’ as seen during its call to the port last Saturday (6th July). According to the port, this new connection operated by BG Freight Line, in partnership with Maersk, will be a weekly service, acting as a deep-sea feeder for businesses in Ireland trading globally through Rotterdam which is Europe’s largest seaport. The aptly named containership is seen underway and AFLOAT also has identified above the background of the decommissioned Duncannon Fort and berthed fishing vessels located at the promontory on Waterford Estuary. The Port of Waterford has welcomed the arrival of containership ‘BG Rotterdam’ as seen during its call to the port last Saturday (6th July). According to the port, this new connection operated by BG Freight Line, in partnership with Maersk, will be a weekly service, acting as a deep-sea feeder for businesses in Ireland trading globally through Rotterdam which is Europe’s largest seaport. The aptly named containership is seen underway and AFLOAT also has identified above the background of the decommissioned Duncannon Fort and berthed fishing vessels located at the promontory on Waterford Estuary. Photo: Patrick Browne for PoW - facebook

The Port of Waterford has a new freight shipping route to Rotterdam which has opened a new pathway between Ireland and the continent which could help exporters post-Brexit.

The first sailing on the Waterford-Rotterdam route, RTE reports, is operated by Dutch company BG Freight Line in partnership with container shipping multi-national Maersk, took place last Saturday and will be a weekly fixture between the southeast and the continent.

Executives from the Port of Waterford and Maersk are due to meet business figures from the region this evening to outline details of the new route and the opportunities it will provide.

The development comes as the Cabinet discusses contingency plans for Brexit, including preparations at ports and airports.

More on this port development can be read 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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