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Manchester comes to Felixstowe

[ February 27, 2018   //   ]

Maersk Line’s latest Triple-E vessel, the Manchester Maersk has made her maiden UK in Felixstowe. The 20,000teu ship and her sisters operate between Asia and Europe and are named after important cities in major Maersk markets.

While the new ship is clearly far too big to get up the Manchester Ship Canal, Maersk Line offers direct rail connections between Felixstowe and the city as well as several other locations in the North-West. Also, in 2016 the carrier’s sister brand Seago Line introduced a direct short-sea service between the south of Spain and Liverpool, returning to the Mersey after a ten-year absence.

Maersk also recently launched a new direct service from Felixstowe to West African ports of Apapa, Tin Can Island, Onne (Nigeria) and San Pedro (Ivory Coast).

Manchester Maersk first call to The Port of Felixstowe, Suffolk, United Kingdom on 25-February-2018.
Picture: Stephen Waller

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