After more than a decade not visiting, Maersk Line has scheduled a return to the Port of Liverpool on April 13, 2016, through its intra-European subsidiary Seago Line, according to Lloyds List.
Seago Line plans to be a direct service between the British Isles and Spanish transhipment hub Algeciras, linking customers to markets in the Mediterranean and North Africa.
In a joint statement, Maersk Line and Seago said, “[the new service will allow] easier access to other trades and help sister companies Maersk Line and Safemarine deliver for their customers in the North West of England and Ireland.
“Most notably, the new shortsea service creates a great opportunity for a West Africa product offering with a new transhipment option to connect both markets to Nigeria.”
Maersk Line remains the global leader in terms of market share and recently answered a Q&A with Port Technology in which it outlined its aims for the future and expanded on how ports and terminals can collaborate further.