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John Good is agent for new Bilbao/Felixstowe link

[ October 7, 2013   //   ]

Short sea shipping and logistics specialist OPDR (Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei) and Team Lines are to launch a new domestic and feeder container service between Bilbao, Felixstowe and Rotterdam on 13 October. The service will provide a fixed day schedule with fast transit times between Northern Spain and the UK, as well as the rest of Northern Europe.

Hull-based John Good Shipping are the UK agent. Managing director, Alan Platt, described the partnership as “a very positive step” that would help establish even stronger trade links with the Spanish market. He said: “It is encouraging to see such a positive development within the industry at this time and will provide further choice and fast transit times for customers from carriers who are well known in the industry for delivering high-class, reliable container services.”

Till Ole Barrelet, CEO of the OPDR Group, said the partnership with Team Lines would complement OPDR’s long-term business plan on the Iberian Peninsula: “Both our companies are specialists for container traffic in and out of the Iberian Peninsula. With the integration of the port of Bilbao into our schedule, OPDR now covers all hub ports in Spain and Portugal, which will lead to short transit times that are ideal for sensitive cargo to the UK and the rest of Northern Europe.”

OPDR will offer all equipment types including 45’ pallet-wide high cube containers and 45’ pallet-wide high cube reefer containers for ambient and chilled products.

OPDR vessel (1)

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