WEC Lines has introduced a transformative weekly service connecting the United Kingdom, France and Northwestern Europe with Casablanca, Morocco in a seamless operation.
WEC Lines has launched the new ‘Euro-Maroc service’, thereby replacing the existing NWC Iberia and MOPT services. With this new offering, WEC Lines establishes a direct sailing route from Rotterdam and Antwerp to Casablanca, while also facilitating seamless transportation from Portugal and Spain via Montoir, France as from September 19, 2023.
By departing from Montoir on Tuesday and arriving in Thamesport on Thursday, this service offers an eco-friendly alternative to truck transport from West France into England. Montoir will be called twice a week Northbound and Southbound.
The ports of call for this new service include Thamesport, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Montoir, Bilbao, Vigo, Leixões, Setubal, Casablanca, and Figueira da Foz, forming a well-connected bridge between these vital trade hubs.
The new weekly service will be performed by 3 x 800-TEU vessels in a 21-day fixed day rotation, with optimal short sea and hinterland linkages, provide customers with a heightened level of flexibility and efficiency.
“We pride ourselves to be true specialists in our geographical areas combined with a personal approach. We understand the customers’ needs and value direct contact, and ease to do business with”, stated Caesar Luikenaar, Managing Director of WEC Lines. "The launch of the Euro - Maroc service underlines this dedication and commitment to meeting customer demand."
Mark Taylor, Director Hutchison Ports London Thamesport commented:
“London Thamesport is well established as one of the leading short sea container ports in the Southeast of England, with a proven track record for excellent service delivery. We welcome WEC Lines’ ‘Euro Maroc Service’ connecting Northwestern Europe via France to Morocco.
“Departing twice weekly, Northbound and Southbound from Montoir on a Tuesday and arriving in London Thamesport on a Thursday, the new service will also provide an eco-friendly alternative to truck transport from West France to the UK, as well as, boosting our short sea options. Our business is committed to protecting the environment, the new service is another step along our journey to achieving a sustainable port and Net-zero by 2035”.
Roger Megann, Managing Director of WEC Lines UK said:
“We are proud to bring this new product to the market. We continue to listen and understand what our customers need from WEC Lines as we fine tune our networks. Consolidating our services in Thamesport has allowed WEC to add a second weekly call from Bilbao and offer fast direct services from Montoir in France and Casablanca directly to Thamesport. Our aim is to assist our clients meet their carbon reduction targets whilst working towards our own.”