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Editor in chief: Angelo Scorza
16/04/18 09:56

Two new SSS from the Netherlands to the United Kingdom

The regular links are provided by A2B-online Container between Botlek and Teesport, and by Samskip between Amsterdam and Hull

A2B-online Container has started a new short sea service to operate 3 departures a week from the Broekman Distriport terminal’s Botlek, the Netherlands to PD Ports in Teesport, United Kingdom.

The Broekman Distriport terminal is located in the middle of a chemical cluster of companies in the Botlek and as a tri-modal, multipurpose terminal it is ideally suited to cater to the increased demand of multimodality. Connections with Norway, Spain and Poland, the availability of a RoRo ramp, quick access to the A15 highways and trains arriving from Italy and Germany make it a strategic hub between deep- and short sea.

The service will be operated with the MS A2B Ambition, a Sietas 151 type of vessel of 501 TEUs, at present still in the Med but expected to arrive early May in the Botlek to start operations.

A2B-online Container B.V. is a multimodal short sea operator and offers reliable short sea services from the port of Moerdijk to 4 different ports in the United Kingdom: London Thamesport, Immingham, Teesport and Blyth. Its online's fleet consists of 450x state-of-the-art tautliners and mega trailers, pulled by A2B-online-owned traction capacity to a large extent.

Meanwhile Samskip started a major enhancement in its shortsea and multimodal services between the Netherlands and the United Kingdom – to augment its existing Rotterdam-Hull operation and runs alongside shortsea and multimodal services into Tilbury and Grangemouth - with the addition of direct connections between Amsterdam and Hull 3 times a week; the value proposition to customers also includes barge and rail systems connecting the European hinterland to Amsterdam.

The new service launch follows agreement between Samskip and TMA Logistics covering vessel calls at the Holland Cargo Terminal, the strategically-located facility which features three 750m length intermodal rail tracks directly on the sea terminal thus avoiding any transfer cost.


TAG : Intermodal