Seago, a subsidiary of Maersk, has a new vessel in its recently opened feeder service, which calls at the Port of Liverpool.
The Independent Accord has already started operating on the new cargo route between Algeciras-Liverpool-Dublin that began in April, 2016
The new line is the first UK port experience for Maersk in over 10 years and its first ever connection to Dublin.
The Independent Accord will replace the 1,100-TEU Antwerp, and will join the route that has a direct cargo link to and from the North West of England and Ireland to the Mediterranean, providing connections with North and West Africa.
Patrick Walters, Commercial Director at Peel Ports, said: “It is another sign that industry-leading carriers are increasingly convinced of the arguments around the benefits of shipping closer to market via the North West. We look forward to helping Seago Line and its customers to continue reducing costs, carbon emissions and congestion in their supply chains.”
Robert Clegg, General Manager for UK & Ireland at Seago Line, said: “We are very happy to be introducing a new vessel to the route so soon after we created this new connection to Liverpool, expanding our product portfolio for markets in the UK and Ireland.
“We are well placed to serve customers looking for new opportunities through a Mediterranean connection, thanks to our competitive transit times and convenient berthing windows.
“We are also able to offer our customers in Liverpool’s hinterland access to South European and North African markets via Seago Line as a complementary addition to our existing offer.”
Maersk has announced recently that it aims to become more global, introducing an ‘around the world service.’