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Wallenius’ Tyne call could be first of many

[ July 18, 2014   //   ]

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) said that the Port of Tyne could easily be added to its Asia to Europe schedule if there is continued demand, after the ro ro logistics specialist recently completed a shipment there. WWL brought a shipment of construction equipment into Tyne on its MV Tristan on 16 July from various loading ports in Asia via the Suez canal and Zeebrugge (Belgium).

Port of Tyne chief operating officer, Steven Harrison, said: “This has been introduced to meet the demands of plant and heavy equipment manufacturers. In addition, it shows future possibilities of WWL providing flexibility and solutions for companies wishing to trade directly from the North East to various overseas markets. ”

WWL UK managing director, Paul Reeeves added: “WWL’s regular RoRo service from Asia to Europe via the Suez and Panama canals is now enhanced by the possibility of a direct vessel calling to the Port of Tyne that is connected to solid inland distribution services to the entire UK market and Ireland thanks to the strong presence and service capabilities of WWL ALS, responsible for the WWL UK inland network services.”

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