BG Freight Line Doubles Feeder Frequency To Liverpool
Market demand calls for upgrade to service from Rotterdam
BG Freight Line, the short-sea / feeder specialist based in Rotterdam, has confirmed that it will increase the frequency of its services to Liverpool as a direct response to market demand.
The Jork Ruler and Doris Schepers will join the Margareta B to provide an express twice-weekly connection between Rotterdam and Liverpool. The Jork Ruler service will also service Dublin, while the Doris Schepers and Margareta B will serve Belfast. The upgrade comes a year after BG Freight launched their first service to the Port of Liverpool, which is owned and operated by Peel Ports.
The additional sailing will enhance connectivity between deep sea European and the Northern UK hub ports. Timely connections and quick and easy discharge effectively link the service to the heart of the UK market via Peel Ports’ Manchester Ship Canal container shuttle service. The shuttle service, itself upgraded due to customer demand earlier this year, will move in excess of 20,000 TEU in 2013. The cost and carbon benefits of the shuttle service have already attracted feeder customers like Kellogg, Kingsland Wines, Princes Foods and Regatta Clothing.
Ross Thompson, Commercial Director at Peel Ports said: “We are delighted to welcome BG Freight Line’s second weekly feeder service between Rotterdam and Liverpool.
“The launch of this second weekly service confirms both a response to increased intra-European short sea demand, as well as our commitment to further enhance deep sea schedule synchronisation and integrity between Rotterdam and the growing NW Port and markets.
“The new service reflects Peel Ports’ intention to invest across our services so that we can offer our customers the most efficient and cost-effective routes to their markets.”
BG Freight Line is a subsidiary of the Peel Ports’ Group. The increased service launches in June.