Teesport Takes Largest Ever Ro-Ro Ship

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PD Ports has announced the arrival of a new Ro-Ro service direct from Japan to Teesport by global shipping line, K-Line – the largest vessel of its kind to arrive at the port.

Commencing in September, 2015, the new route will use K-Line’s newly announced 7500-unit Ro-Ro vessels to transport cargoes from the Port of Tokuyama-Kudamatsu, Japan to Teesport, on the North East coast of England.

The vessels have a length of just under 200 metres and will allow exporters of project cargoes to connect directly from Teesport with K-Line’s global network.

Frans Calje, Managing Director Unitised and Portcentric Logistics at PD Ports, said: “This additional service further strengthens PD Ports’ position as a leading player in the UK ports sector and highlights its flexibility and adaptability within a changing market.”

A K-Line representative, said: “The port's excellent infrastructure and its proximity to important North East markets makes it the perfect choice for our business and we are very much looking forward to working with PD Ports on this service.’’

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