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Bigger ship for Liverpool’s new Med link

[ July 26, 2016   //   ]

Maersk subsidiary Seago Line has replace the 1,100teu Antwerp on its new Algeciras-Liverpool-Dublin, introduced in April, with a larger vessel, the 1,432teu Independent Accord.

The service provides direct connections to and from the north west of England, Ireland and the Mediterranean, with a six-day transit time between Algeciras and Liverpool.

Introduction of the service in April marked the return of the Maersk Group to Liverpool in over 10 years.

Peel Ports commercial director, Patrick Walters, described the move as “another sign that industry-leading carriers are increasingly convinced of the arguments around the benefits of shipping closer to market via the North West. We look forward to helping Seago Line and its customers to continue reducing costs, carbon emissions and congestion in their supply chains.”

The new Liverpool2 terminal started handling containers earlier this month and will continue with a phased opening throughout the summer and full operation of phase 1 from the autumn.

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