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Samskip launches Hull-Antwerp route

[ October 1, 2018   //   ]


Samskip has launched a new service between Antwerp and Hull, its first to Belgium’s largest port.
Initially, it will operate twice, from 12 October, with a 508teu capacity vessel, sailing from ATO’s multimodal terminal on Tuesday and Saturday and ABP Hull on Thursday and Monday.
This new connection is in addition to Samskip’s existing shortsea services connecting Rotterdam with Tilbury, Hull and Grangemouth (eight per week) and the recent three times weekly Amsterdam-Hull service.

UK & Ireland regional director, Richard Beales commented: “In combination with our daily sailings to/from Rotterdam and following the successful launch of our three times weekly Amsterdam to Hull service in March, we are excited at the prospect of offering a new solution that can meet the requirements of the local and hinterland market in and around Antwerp, especially given the excellent rail and inland waterway links available.”
He added: “With the current Brexit uncertainty we believe that our spread of dedicated short sea services can offer robust options for companies wanting to prepare by de-risking their supply chain.”
Barge services are available at the ATO terminal including five times per week to both Antwerp’s deep-sea container terminals via the Scheldt and to and from the LCT Liège Container Terminal.

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