Combined Transfennica and CLdN service to offer more UK and Ireland connections

Shortsea operators Transfennica and CLdN are to link up their shipping services in Zeebrugge to provide more connections through Northern and Western Europe. From 25 July. Transfennica’s Northern Baltic service between Antwerp and Hanko, Kotka, Rauma (Finland) and Paldiski (Estonia) will call at CLdN’s Albert II terminal in Zeebrugge every other Thursday enabling the exchange of northbound and southbound cargo. Connections available via Zeebrugge on CLdN’s services include Tilbury, Killingholm, Teesport, ... [+]

Russia to ban DGs during World Cup

Russia has announced restrictions on the import of some types of hazardous cargoes during the football World Cup, from 25 May to 25 July, reports shipping Transfennica. During the tournament, landing or IMO classes 1, 6 and 7 in St Petersburg will be strictly prohibited, along with any other classes ... [+]

Tilbury is best on paper for UPM

Forest products firm UPM is to centralise its shipping of paper and plywood to the UK from the Finnish ports of Rauma and Kotka on the port of Tilbury from the beginning of next year.  The move would improve supply chain efficiency and bring greater service reliability, said the company. UPM ... [+]

SECA control area claims another short-sea victim

Transfennica is to close its ro-ro service between Bilbao, Portsmouth and Zeebrugge by the end of December as part of a rethink of its Iberian strategy in the light of the new SECA control area. The Spliethoff subsidiary started the route started in September 2007 and while it had enjoyed ... [+]

Transfennica adds new Portsmouth links

Short-sea ro ro operator Transfennica is to introduce a twice-weekly service to Portsmouth on its service from Bilbao, Spain from 13 May. The Tuesday and Friday evening sailings from Bilbao will call Portsmouth on Thursdays at 06.00 and on Sundays at 07.00 before heading to Zeebrugge. The new call gives customers the ... [+]

Bigger ships for Transfennica

Transfennica has introduced larger ships on its Zeebrugge – Bilbao ro ro and container route. The MV Forerunner and MV Forecaster will operate two sailings per week in each direction, offering a capacity of 3,000 lane metres compared with the previous vessels’ 2,700 lane metres.There are also 12 cabins for ... [+]

Transfennica ready for new limits

Spliethoff Group European ro ro subsidiary Transfennica says it plans to add Alfa Laval’s exhaust scrubbers to five of its motor ships. It follows a successful 12-month trial in which one of the largest marine exhaust gas scrubbing systems was installed on the MV Plyca. The new equipment will bring ... [+]

P&O Ferries goes back to Spain

  P&O Ferries is to return to the UK/Spain freight market with a new cooperation deal with Transfennica, based on a new hub operation in Zeebrugge. Under the deal, Transfennica will move its existing Zeebrugge-Bilbao con ro service in the Belgian port to the P&O Ferries berth (113) and P&O will ... [+]

Transfennica partners offer green alternative

Post-Kogeko, Visbeen and Coolboxx have started a trailer and container service for fresh and frozen products between the UK and Spain/Portugal via ’s Tilbury/Zeebrugge/Bilbao service. Transfennica added Tilbury to the its Iberia service schedule in February with the Friday evening sailings from Bilbao calling there on Sundays at 14.00 and ... [+]

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