Ferrol, Spain (PortSEurope) June 3, 2020 – Containerships, part of CMA CGM, has started a second container service from Ferrol port, Galicia, to ports in western England (Liverpool and Bristol), Scotland (Greenock) and Ireland (Dublin). Containerships already links the Spanish port with Tilbury (UK), Rotterdam (Netherlands), Germany, Denmark, Finland, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Russia and the Baltic countries. The new service will allow Galician companies to export
and import to more markets and reduce costs, representing a move by Autoridad Portuaria de Ferrol-San Cibrao (APF – Port Authority of Ferrol) to diversify. Its president, José Manuel Vilariño, said, “We are pleased to be able to offer the industry an increase in its competitiveness through our facilities. We are grateful to both Containerships and Yilport for having redoubled their commitment to Ferrol with this new route. The service will use the Yilport container terminal on the dársena de Caneliñas (dock). Ferrol offers the deepest container terminal in the Atlantic Coast of Southwest Europe. The terminal has an annual container handling capacity up to 1.5 million TEUs, with the capacity to receive and handle the biggest ultra large container vessels. The terminal is well connected to the Spanish highway system, granting it the capacity to serve the vast Iberian hinterland and offers intermodal transfer, stuffing and stripping in its warehousing facilities and depot services with its one- stop-shop service. Due to proximity to major container maritime routes, Ferrol offers the best location for container transshipment Atlantic operations feeding Spain, Portugal, France, Ireland, and Southern Britain with practically no deviation. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.
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