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London Thamesport gains Netherlands and Norway link

[ January 20, 2023   //   ]

Norwegian-owned independent short sea operator Viasea Shipping has started a service between Hutchison Ports’ London Thamesport to Moerdijk in the Netherlands and the Norwegian ports of Oslo, Moss and Kristiansand, with onward connections to the Baltic and Poland.

Director of London Thamesport, Mark Taylor, said: “The addition of their UK-Norway service complements the regular and reliable connections we already have to Northern and Southern Europe. We look forward to working with them over the coming years to increase the range, frequency and reliability of options for shippers.”

Managing director of Viasea, Morten Pettersen, added: “The south of UK has significant volumes of import/export to Northern Europe and Baltic region. Adding a call at London Thamesport will allow us to assist UK shippers and receivers to reduce their reliance on the heavily congested Channel crossings and will allow greater predictability for deliveries. It will also offer a greener route reducing the distances travelled by road as we bring our vessel closer to the market in this region.”