A direct connection between the United Kingdom and the Mediterranean and new cargo routes to and from North West England are the main benefits of the newly announced Irish Sea feeder service operated by Seago Line, the Intra-European shipping expert and part of the Maersk Group.
A convenient transshipment connection in major Mediterranean hub, Algeciras (Spain), further allows easier access to other trades and helps sister companies Maersk Line and Safmarine deliver for their customers in the North West of England. Most notably, the new short sea service creates a great opportunity for the West African product with a new transshipment option to connect the UK to Nigeria.
“We are thrilled to offer a new connection to Liverpool and expand our product portfolio for markets in the UK and Ireland”, shares Seago Line General Manager for UK & Ireland Robert Clegg.
“With competitive transit times and convenient berthing windows, we are well-placed to serve customers who seek new opportunities through this Mediterranean connection. Furthermore, our customers located in the Liverpool hinterland can now access South European and North African markets with Seago Line as a complimentary addition to our existing offer.”
With the introduction of Seago Line’s Irish Sea service, Maersk Group returns to Liverpool with a direct product after a 10 year absence. Brian Godsafe, Managing Director at Maersk Line UK & Ireland comments: “This service is a positive addition to our current portfolio. The Irish Sea feeder offers flexibility to customers in the Liverpool area and wider North-West region.”
The new service will offer 6 days transit time between Algeciras and Liverpool (with vessels arriving and departing on Wednesdays). The first call to Liverpool is planned on April 13th.