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Poole to welcome first ‘Brexit buster’ sailing

[ October 8, 2021   //   ]

The Port of Poole is anticipating the first vessel arrival on United Seaways’ new ro ro service from Tangier, Morocco.

The route will operate weekly and carry dry and refrigerated cargo. United Seaways can also offer road haulage, door to door services, customs clearance services and warehousing.

United Seaways also said it would move from purely unaccompanied operation to a ro pax operation also catering for accompanied trailers.

Poole port director, Captain Brian Murphy said: “The Port of Poole has been working closely with United Seaways to get this ‘Brexit Buster’ service up and running. The service will provide a greener and more time efficient option for importers and exporters from both kingdoms.”

United Seaways has meanwhile appointed Amine Laghidi as board member in charge of strategy, public affairs, maritime and foreign trade. He has held senior roles at AP Moller Maersk Group and Colas/Bouygues Group and agent representation of companies in Morocco and Africa including Jacobs Engineering’ and key global players in the agriculture and food sector.