Freight News, Sea

BG steps up services to Liverpool and Ireland

[ May 23, 2013   //   ]

Peel Ports’ shortsea and feeder subsidiary BG Freight Line is to increase the frequency of its services between Rotterdam, Liverpool and Ireland following a surge in demand.

The Jork Ruler and Doris Schepers will join the Margareta B to provide an express twice-weekly connection between Rotterdam and Liverpool. The Jork Ruler service will also service Dublin, while the Doris Schepers and Margareta B will serve Belfast. The upgrade comes a year after BG Freight launched its first service to Liverpool.

Connections are also available with Liverpool owner Peel Ports’ Manchester Ship Canal container shuttle service.

Peel Ports’ commercial director, Ross Thompson, said: “The launch of this second weekly service confirms both a response to increased intra-European short sea demand, as well as our commitment to further enhance deep sea schedule synchronisation and integrity between Rotterdam and the growing North-west port and markets.”

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