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Tilbury wins Zeebrugge link

[ July 31, 2014   //   ]

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 transhipment opportunities. In addition, SCS Multiport will as part of their close connection with main shareholder CWT Europe will carry general goods from Western Europe and from Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania.

SCS Multiport MD, Anton van Hattem MD said “We worked hard to develop this service with our partners Forth Ports, London Container Terminal and CWT-UK, Port of Zeebrugge, APMT and PSA.  It is amazing what we have achieved in a few months and it shows what the strength of combined forces are. It is a pleasure to work with our partners and grow the business a few steps further than we can do as SCS Multiport”.

Zeebrugge’s container volumes are largely dominated by deep sea Far East volumes, while LCT has a particularly strong position on the South America trades through MSC, Maersk and CMA-CGM. Zeebrugge also has a significant South America cargo base demand while Tilbury is a gateway for Far East cargo for the London consumer markets.

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