Freight News

From two to three in Tilbury

[ April 27, 2015   //   ]

Short-sea shipping operator OPDR and X-Press Feeder are to expand their Bilbao route into Tilbury from two to three vessels. Two will be operated by X-Press Feeders and one by OPDR. The service will run as two loops with in one departure per week. The full service rotation will now be Tilbury – Rotterdam – Gijon – Bilbao – Le Havre – Rotterdam – Bilbao – Tilbury (LCT).
 Tilbury’s London Container Terminal (LCT) currently handles other OPDR services including the Iberian Peninsula, Canary Islands and North Africa plus the recently launched service connection from Agadir to the UK and North Continent.
Managing director of X-Press Feeder, Paul Murphy, said: “Our customers comprising deep sea lines as well as short sea intra Europe operators are looking for frequency and schedule reliability. Teaming up with OPDR – a long standing partner in Europe – allows us to deliver this and simultaneously open a new corridor for our clients to and from Tilbury, a strategically valuable port for the South East of England.”