Signs looking good for Portsmouth as MMD signs up Seatrade’s Zodiac service

South cost fresh produce importer, MMD Shipping Services, has secured a 12-month contract with reefer shipping operator Seatrade to handle its new Zodiac reefer service from the Caribbean and South America in Portsmouth. MMD Shipping Services operations director Steve Williams, said: “Seatrade are famed for their fast and direct service, and our position on the south coast makes us an ideal location for onward distribution. After the recent completion ... [+]

New Zealand and Latam links for London Gateway

The joint CMA-CGM and Marfret Panama Direct Line (PAD) service – also known as North Atlantic South Pacific – has started calls at London Gateway. It will be the only direct service between the UK and New Zealand when Seatrade joins the existing partners later this autumn, says port operator ... [+]

CMA signs reefer deal

CMA CGM has signed a vessel sharing agreement with reefer specialist Seatrade Group incorporating its PAD and Seatrade’s Meridian operations. The service will link Northern Europe, including London with the US East Coast (New York And Savannah) and a link between Peru and north-west Europe. The route will be operated ... [+]

New reefer express to call in Tilbury

Tilbury’s London Container Terminal (LCT) is to handle Seatrade’s new Meridian fast reefer service from the Pacific, New Zealand, Peru and US East Coast which is due to make its first UK call in late March. The service is operated with eight 2,500teu vessels. This new scheduled service will trim 9 ... [+]

A fruitful partnership

A business partnership which brings around a quarter of Britain’s bananas into the country is celebrating its tenth anniversary. The Port of Dover, Seatrade Reefer Chartering and terminal operator George Hammond celebrated a decade of running twice weekly shipping services through a port more widely recognised as the busiest ro ro ... [+]

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