PD Ports has secured an additional weekly sailing between Rotterdam, Botlek, and Teesport through a partnership with shipping line A2B-online.
The expansion of the service, which will start from the end of January, will increase sailings on the route to four times per week and increase the total number of containers handled via the route to 40,000 TEU per year.
This new addition comes a month after PD Ports welcomed the first vessel call on its brand-new service from Spain and Portugal into Teesport.
The partnership dates back to 2014.
General Manager and Key Accounts at PD Ports, Kim Catterick, said: “The addition of another weekly sailing means that we can now provide more opportunities for shippers to import and export their goods to and from Europe whilst taking advantage of our extensive service offering as a reliable trading partner.
“We look forward to continuing our relationship with A2B and seeing how the business continues to develop.”
This particular service has been connecting Europe and the UK successfully since 2018, in addition to a bi-weekly Moerdijk to Teesport service that sees an extra 12,000 containers imported annually.
Speaking on the continued collaboration between PD Ports and A2B-online, Operations Director at A2B-online, Michael van Keulen, said: “After already successfully operating a LoLo container service between Rotterdam, Botlek, and Teesport since 2018, this expansion is the next logistical step but it wouldn’t be possible without the good cooperation from our partners at PD Ports.
“This additional sailing will increase the total capacity on this route to 40,000 containers a year which enables us to serve the growing demand of our large and loyal customer base.”
The news of an additional weekly service comes after in November when PD Ports, owner and operator of Teesport, announced a brand new weekly service from the Baltics.