BG Freight Line, the short sea specialist based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will increase the frequency of its services to Liverpool, England, in June.
The Jork Ruler and Doris Schepers vessels will join the Margareta B to provide an express twice-weekly connection between Rotterdam and Liverpool. The Jork Ruler service will also service Dublin, while the Doris Schepers and Margareta B will serve Belfast, Ireland.
The upgrade comes a year after BG Freight launched its first service to the Port of Liverpool, which is owned and operated by Peel Ports. The new service will be linked to the U.K. market via Peel Ports’ Manchester Ship Canal container shuttle service. The shuttle service will move more than 20,000 20-foot-equivalent units in 2013, BG Freight Line said in a written statement.
“The launch of this second weekly service confirms both a response to increased intra-European short sea demand, as well as our commitment to further enhance deep sea schedule synchronization and integrity between Rotterdam and the growing [northwest] port and markets,” said Ross Thompson, commercial director at Peel Ports.