Ro ro up as Zeebrugge sees cargo surge

Ro ro traffic at the port of Zeebrugge roses 3.7% in 2019 to nearly 16.5 million tonnes with growth to Ireland (+6.3%) and Spain (+153.1%), thanks the Santander connection by Cobelfret and the scaling-up of the Finnlines connection to Bilbao. Deepsea roro also increased by 13.9%. However ro ro traffic to and from the UK decreased by 2.5% and there was a shift of cargo to Irish destinations. Total traffic was up ... [+]

Record quarter for P&O Ferries box route

P&O Ferries has reported the highest freight volumes yet on its new dedicated container freight service between Zeebrugge and Hull. It transported 8,532 lift units on the service between April and June - an increase of 4% on the first quarter and the best three month period since the route ... [+]

China gets into the Zeebrugge zone

The Port of Zeebrugge has signed a deal with Shanghai Lingang Economic Development Group to establish a 30-hectare service and distribution park in its Maritime Logistic Zone. It will house Chinese, and international logistic players moving components, reefer loads or e-commerce between China and Western Europe. The 120ha Maritime Logistic ... [+]

Wallenius does the double in Zeebrugge

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has signed a $20 million agreement with the Port of Zeebrugge to develop 49 hectares at Bastenaken West, nearly doubling the footprint of its terminal. “The agreement marks the next step in WWL’s long-term commitment to the Port of Zeebrugge, the largest RoRo port in the world, and ... [+]

P&O Ferries gets into container shipping

P&O Ferries is to launch a new dedicated lo lo service between Hull and Zeebrugge on 3 May. The ferry and logistics company has chartered the 118 metre Elisabeth, a 5,000-ton container ship which will make three round-trips per week between, complementing the existing passenger and freight ro ro service. Although ferry ... [+]

Another record tumbles in Zeebrugge

P&O Ferries says it has handled 420,000 freight units at Zeebrugge, more than in any year since it began operations from the Belgian port in 1966. It surpasses the previous record of 398,650, which was set in 2015. Contrary to expectations that the Brexit referendum in June would adversely affect ... [+]

P&O opens Zeebrugge extension

P&O Ferries has formally opened its expanded terminal at Zeebrugge which doubles capacity to around 700,000 units a year with a fourth berth and significantly enhanced rail capacity. In addition to Teesport, P&O Ferries also serves Tilbury and Hull from Zeebrugge, which has rail links across the continent including Romania, ... [+]

P&O to supersize Zeebrugge terminal

P&O Ferries  is doubling freight capacity at its Zeebrugge hub to meet increased demand from exporters to Britain. After signing an agreement with Zeebrugge port operator MBZ, the P&O Ferries' terminal will be extended 14 hectares including a fourth berth and extended rail terminal. The expanded hub will have a ... [+]

Tilbury wins Zeebrugge link

SCS Multiport is to add a twice-weekly call in Zeebrugge to its existing service between Amsterdam and Tilbury. It will cater for Far East transhipment and continental traffic. The new regular service, which begins on 3 August, follows a strategic agreement between the ports to offer Far East deep sea ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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