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New direct Tilbury-Bilbao service

[ February 22, 2012   //   ]

Transfennica will include a weekly direct call to Tilbury from Bilbao as part of its Iberia schedule from 24 February. The Friday evening sailings from Bilbao will call Tilbury on Sundays at 14.00 hrs and after discharging the vessel will head for Zeebrugge.

The short-sea line says it offers a very fast transit time from Spain to the London area at the end of week peak for exports to the UK for delivery in the UK by Sunday evening or Monday morning. The route also allows hauliers to bypass weekend truck restrictions in France.

The service can carry driver accompanied, unaccompanied trailers and containers, as well as out of gauge, heavy and hazardous cargo. In January Transfennica replaced two smaller chartered vessels with two owned ConRo vessels with a capacity of 195 trailers, 12 drivers and 640 TEU.