Dunkerque strengthens its shipping network with the United Kingdom

Britain’s exit from the European Union continues to provide jobs to the maritime sector. In this new scenario, Port Dunkerque will boost its connections with the UK from next Friday, February 22nd, with the incorporation of a new containerized service.

The company, which has been operating in the French port since 2013, announced a new tournament that will join Dunkerque (Friday), Liverpool (Sunday) and Bristol (Tuesday) that will be served by the 800 TEU vessel. The implementation of this service will allow handling about 600 containers per week, mainly from Asia through the FAL 1 (French Asia Line) CMA CGM service, in addition to another 300 containers from British ports in Asia and another 75 containers per week of inland traffic, with Origin and destination within Europe.

Daniel Deshoddt, Acting Head of Port Dunkirk

“After the successful launch of the connection with Portugal in 2013, and the recent launch of the service with Ireland – last November – containers continue to grow,” notes Commercial Director – and Acting President – of the Dunkirk Port Authority. Served to develop new SSS links from Dunkerque, while increasing reload volumes. This new service is fully in line with the Port of Dunkerque’s freight development strategy.

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