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Tilbury gains new link to north-east Spain

[ April 15, 2015   //   ]

JSV Logistic is to launch weekly a container service between the Spanish port of Pasaia and Tilbury’s London Container Terminal (LCT) on 23 April. The service will be operated by JSV’s FAHER Maritime subsidiary and will also include Antwerp in its rotation. Pasaia is in north-eastern Spain, close to San Sebastian and the French frontier.

JSV Logistic said it expects to transport containerised steel and paper products to the UK, along with chemicals, car parts and perishables which would normally be trucked through France and the Channel Tunnel.

LCT’s head of commercial Angela Black, said the new service “signals growth in the UK construction market with the import of steel to the port and we are delighted to be forming a new strategic alliance with the Port of Pasaia.”

JSV Logistic’s Antonio Herzog, added: “Our company will focus its growth strategy in the promising British market and in the specific trades that better fit with our experience in specialised containers. The link between Tilbury and Pasaia offers new opportunities to the companies in both hinterlands, who will benefit from our wide array of equipment.”

President of the Port of Pasaia, Ricardo Peña, described the UK as a major market and the port’s main import and export route. “Despite (their) different sizes, both ports will collaborate in the development of intermodal solutions in the Atlantic Arch and will explore together the business opportunities offered by the economies of the regions, including the centre and the Mediterranean coast of the Iberian Peninsula, which is very well connected by motorway and rail from the Port of Pasaia.”

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