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Maersk to start Liverpool-Med service

[ March 2, 2016   //   ]

Maersk Line’s intra-European arm Seago is to introduce a direct service between the Mediterranean transhipment hub of Algeciras in Spain and Liverpool from 13 April.

Liverpool’s new Liverpool2 large container berth is also due to start handling its first commercial boxes at about the same time.

The service, which also calls in Dublin after Liverpool, will offer a direct link between North-west England and one of the world’s major box ports. It also restores a historical link between Liverpool and West Africa, served by transhipment at Algeciras.

The new service will offer a six-day transit time between Algeciras and Liverpool with vessels arriving and departing on Wednesdays.

Seago Line general manager for UK and Ireland, Robert Clegg (pictured below), said: “With competitive transit times and convenient berthing windows, we are well-placed to serve customers who seek new opportunities through this Mediterranean connection. Furthermore, our customers located in the Liverpool hinterland can now access South European and North African markets with Seago Line as a complimentary addition to our existing offer.”

The line’s UK and Ireland managing director, Brian Godsafe (main picture), added: “This service is a positive addition to our current portfolio. The Irish Sea feeder offers flexibility to customers in the Liverpool area and wider North-West region.”

The service also brings Maersk vessels back to Liverpool after a ten-year absence, although the line maintains a substantial back office operation in the city.

Robert Clegg resized

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