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More barge capacity for Dunkirk

[ July 27, 2018   //   ]

Following introduction of a new waterway container service between Dunkirk and Valenciennes in May this year, Nord Ports Shuttle (NPS) is planning a significant increase in its transport capacity on its Dunkirk to Dourges route. In June NPS set a new  monthly record for traffic to and from Dunkirk of nearly 2,800 TEU.

The LDCT terminal at Dourges is currently served by two barges carrying 78 and 88 TEU respectively, offering four rotations a week with a capacity of 330 TEU a week at import. From 1 September a third vessel with 88 TEU capacity will also ply the route, bringing the total capacity to more than 500 TEU at import and six calls a week.

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