BG Line gives Waterford a window on the world

BG Freight Line, in partnership with Maersk, is starting a new weekly Waterford-Rotterdam feeder service. It is expected to appeal especially to Irish agri-food exporters and also to customers shipping containers to/from Africa, Asia and the Americas via Rotterdam. Port of Waterford chief executive, Frank Ronan, said: “Reflecting Ireland’s economic growth, the port continues to perform well and this additional service will allow us provide new capacity to the many businesses ... [+]

Port of Cork sees steady rise

Combined total traffic through the Port of Cork and Bantry Bay Port Company reached 10.3 million tonnes in 2017, up 8.6% compared to 2016. Cork’s container volumes through its Tivoli and Ringaskiddy terminals grew by 3.7%, with 217,763teu handled in 2017. Chief executive Brendan Keating added that while Cork saw over ... [+]

BG goes for the max to Ireland

Peel Ports’ short-sea shipping arm BG Freight Line is to introduce four ‘Irelandmax’ container vessels onto its Irish Sea routes in 2018. The 13,250-tonne, 153m long ships, with a nominal capacity of 1004teu will be able to carry 488 45ft boxes in all positions. Odd-sized containers can also be stowed ... [+]

BG adds Greenock to schedule

Peel Ports' short-sea arm, BG Freight Line, is to launch services to the West Coast Scottish port of Greenock. Three 1,000teu ships will operate on a rotation - Rotterdam (Friday), Liverpool (Monday/Tuesday), Belfast (Wednesday/Thursday), Greenock (Friday), Liverpool (Saturday/Sunday) and Rotterdam (Tuesday). The carrier said that there was significant market demand, ... [+]

Dearer shipping from January

Several shipping lines say that they will implement a fuel surcharge when the International Maritime Organisation's new Emission Control Area for North Europe comes into force from 1 January 2015. They include leading container carrier MSC – further details are at The ECA imposes stringent new limits on ships' ... [+]

New coastal link for Tilbury

Tilbury's London Container Terminal has signed an agreement with MSC Geneva, Italian freight forwarder Zeta System and shipping operator BG Freight to launch a new UK East Coast feeder service. The weekly service which will call at Rotterdam, Tilbury Immingham, Felixstowe and Grangemouth, Scotland and is aimed especially at Italian ... [+]

First feeder for London Gateway

The first UK feeder service has operated from the new London Gateway port, to PD Ports’ Teesport in north-east England. BG Freight Line's Cetus J, berthed at DP World’s London Gateway before making her scheduled visit to Teesport on December 28. Geoff Lippitt, PD Ports’ business development director, said: “We are ... [+]

BG steps up services to Liverpool and Ireland

Peel Ports' shortsea and feeder subsidiary BG Freight Line is to increase the frequency of its services between Rotterdam, Liverpool and Ireland following a surge in demand. The Jork Ruler and Doris Schepers will join the Margareta B to provide an express twice-weekly connection between Rotterdam and Liverpool. The Jork Ruler ... [+]

New link for Liverpool

BG Freight Line is introducing a weekly container service using a 700teu ship between Rotterdam, Liverpool and Belfast on 21 July. Departures from Rotterdam are on Monday, arriving Liverpool Wednesday and Belfast of Thursday and arriving back in Rotterdam om Saturday. Connections are available in Liverpool for destinations on the Manchester ... [+]

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