Port of Immingham welcomes new cargo service to Lithuania

Port of Immingham welcomes new weekly service to Lithuania

Associated British Ports (ABP) and DP World-owned Unifeeder have launched a new service from Klaipeda, Lithuania to the Port of Immingham.

The maiden voyage was made on 15 September.

The new weekly service will serve transport of containerised cargo, with vessels leaving Klaipeda on Friday and Immingham on Monday.

“We’re delighted Unifeeder has launched this new route,” said Simon Bird, Regional Director for the Humber ports.

“This is great for the market, again showing the proximity of Immingham to the European markets and the need for customers to bring their goods in through faster and more direct routes.”

ABP added that Immingham Container Terminal (ICT) provides a desirable route as it enables more cargo movement by sea, reducing the number of land miles laden and empty containers required to travel and effectively providing sustainability benefits.

Over the past five years container volumes at ICT have increased by over 40 per cent according to the port authority.

“We’re delighted to bring the benefits of a faster transit time between Klaipeda and Immingham directly to our customers,” added Martin Gaard Christiansen, European CEO for Unifeeder.

“In close cooperation with Immingham Container Terminal, Unifeeder offers a reliable, competitive, and environmentally friendly connection between the important markets of the Baltics and the UK.”

Last month, Wärtsilä Voyage signed a contract for a five-year framework agreement with ABP.

The deal signed with ABP, one of the UK’s leading port groups, will digitalise operations at its 21 ports.

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