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Tilbury gains West Coast Norway link

[ September 16, 2020   //   ]

North Sea Container Line (NCL) is to start a direct weekly container service from Norway to the UK on 23 September when MV Rumba makes her first call at London Container Terminal, Tilbury.

The service, southbound and northbound, will link around 15 ports on the west coast of Norway directly with the UK, from Egersund in the south to Tromsø in the north on a fixed weekly schedule. NCL will offer equipment from its fleet of 1,800 containers which includes 20ft, 40ft and 45ft dry and reefer containers.

NCL says it will offer a more cost effective and environmentally friendly alternative to road transport for the transport of fish from the west coast of Norway and is expected to achieve cost savings of 25%-30% compared to truck.

UK agents will be John Good Logistics.

NCL has selected Globe Tracker to install tracking and monitoring solutions in its reefer containers. The solution includes the latest technology that enables tracking of position, temperature, shock, reefer controller parameters and alarms to increase visibility and temperature compliance for NCL and its fresh salmon customers. Installation of the devices is already underway.