Spliethoff launches Belgium-US Con-Ro liner service
Spliethoff Group is starting a monthly Con-Ro liner service, connecting Belgium, the United Kingdom, and the East Coast of the United States, starting June 1. The service follows the launch of a monthly liner service between Duluth (Minnesota, USA) and Antwerp (Belgium) launched earlier this year.
The company noted that the very fast transit time of around 14 days from port to port makes this newly introduced service unique in the market.
Deploying a Con-Ro vessel able to combine Ro-Ro and containerised cargo, the new service will call at Antwerp, Belgium, Bristol and/or Marchwood in the UK and Baltimore, MD, Gloucester, NJ, and Morehead City, NC, in the US. Return cargoes are also possible from the US East Coast to Europe.
Service executed by Transfennica
The service will be executed by the specialist Con-Ro vessels of Spliethoff Group’s sister company Transfennica. These versatile vessels are suited for practically any type of general cargo and have a container capacity of approximately 640 TEU, as well as up to 3,000 lane metres for Ro-Ro cargo.
In addition to offering a personalised and customer-orientated service we also offer 14 days free storage, stripping and stuffing of cargo from containers, as well as in-land road transport options with our liner owned containers.
The company adds to its existing Great Lakes service, which offers dedicated twice-monthly sailings between Europe and the Great Lakes. Furthermore, Spliethoff has weekly S-Class liner sailings from the Baltic and European Continent to the US East Coast that are also available for the transport of project and containerised cargoes to and from that region.
Chartering Manager Atlantic Department Bart Gonggrijp said, “We are therefore very pleased to offer our clients an additional transport option for their shipping requirements between Europe and the US East Coast. We are continually monitoring our clients demands and are looking to further expand our services to support them with their transport requirements.”