Freight News, Sea

BG Line gives Waterford a window on the world

[ June 17, 2019   //   ]

BG Freight Line, in partnership with Maersk, is starting a new weekly Waterford-Rotterdam feeder service. It is expected to appeal especially to Irish agri-food exporters and also to customers shipping containers to/from Africa, Asia and the Americas via Rotterdam.

Port of Waterford chief executive, Frank Ronan, said: “Reflecting Ireland’s economic growth, the port continues to perform well and this additional service will allow us provide new capacity to the many businesses in the southeast who trade goods globally.”

BG Freight Line chief executive Koert Luitwieler, explained: “BG Freight Line is always looking for new growth opportunities and adding Waterford will strengthen our excellent Irish Sea network even further. The call in Waterford will boost the shipping options for local businesses enabling them to reach Rotterdam within days and connect to the rest of the world.”

Maersk country manager for Ireland and Scotland, Simon Smith, predicted that the new service would allow the line to grow deeper roots in southeast Ireland: “To be able to offer tailored solutions to our customers’ needs is at the heart of what we do. We look forward to working with our existing and new customers on ensuring this service is sustainable and successful for all importers and exporters in the southeast.’’

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