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Samskip starts Hull-Amsterdam link

[ March 21, 2018   //   ]

Samskip inaugurated its new three-times-a-week Amsterdam-Hull container on 21 March with the first call of the 340teu THEA II at the Dutch port’s Amsterdam Container Terminal (ACT).

Services depart Amsterdam on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

ACT is operated by TMA Logistics in which Hutchison Ports is a 50% shareholder. TMA has a variety of general cargo terminal operations together with warehousing, shipping, logistics and project cargo activities at three sites in Amsterdam and one in Antwerp.

TMA Logistics managing director, Gerben Matroos, said: “Attracting Samskip to Amsterdam Container Terminal is testament to both the strength of the UK-Netherlands market, and Amsterdam’s strategic location. It will allow TMA Logistics to demonstrate its full range of value added handling, storage and distribution services.”

ACT has three berths with total length of 1,015 metres and depth of 15 metres, which are some of the deepest water multi-purpose berths in North Europe.  Access will be further improved when a new sea lock, the largest in the world, opens at the end of 2019 at the entrance to the North Sea Canal.

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