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World’s biggest ro ros to call in Teesport

[ August 27, 2015   //   ]

A new K Line ro ro service from Japan will bring the largest vessels of their kind to Teesport. From September, the new route will use new 7,500-unit ships – 200 metres long and weighing over 75,000 tonnes – to transport cargoes from the port of Tokuyama-Kudamatsu.
Teesport’s owners, PD Ports are not saying publicly what cargoes the new service will be carrying, but it is probably not unconnected with the new Hitachi train assembly plant at nearby Newton Aycliffe, which is building a fleet of new inter city trains for the UK national rail system.
Frans Calje, managing director of unitised and portcentric logistics at PD Ports, commented: “This additional service further strengthens PD Ports’ position as a leading player in the UK ports sector and highlights its flexibility and adaptability within a changing market.”
K-Line added: “The port’s excellent infrastructure and its proximity to important North East markets makes it the perfect choice for our business.’’

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