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Grimaldi to offer Cork-Antwerp link

[ April 29, 2021   //   ]

Grimaldi Group is to offer a twice weekly direct ro ro service from Cork to Antwerp from the second week of May. It will be operated by the Eurocargo Bari.

The Grimaldi Group hase been calling to Cork on a regular basis for almost 25 years carrying rolling freight and containers. The Naples based Group operate a fleet of over 130 ro-ro, con-ro, ro-pax and cruise ferry vessels and the new Irish service will link into its network at Antwerp.

Cork chief commercial officer Conor Mowlds, said: ‘The decision by the Grimaldi Group to offer a direct Cork-Antwerp-Cork freight service is very welcome and will greatly support our efforts to keep supply chains moving during the current Covid-19 pandemic. The new service will also further strengthen Cork’s direct links with the heart of Europe, capitalising on the market’s growing use of the unaccompanied freight model, as shippers seek direct links to market rather than use the UK Land bridge.’

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