CLdN has announced a major expansion of their Zeebrugge – England operation
- New Zeebrugge – Teesport route – 3 roundtrips per week.
- New Zeebrugge – Rotterdam route – 1 roundtrip per week.
- Zeebrugge – Purfleet – 3 additional roundtrips per week, offering up to 3 sailings in each direction on peak days.
- Customers will be able to place their cargo in a single terminal hub in Zeebrugge and choose to ship to any one of CLdN’s terminals on the East coast of England: Purfleet, Killingholme (Humberside) and Teesport.
The changes begin on 18 March.
CLdN’s new services to Teesport are said to be driven by customer demand to have direct and reliable access for freight units to the North East of England, thereby bringing cargo closer to its final destination, avoiding road mileage and unnecessary CO2 emissions.
A long-term agreement with PD Ports, the owners of Teesport, has been signed. Teesport has an onsite intermodal rail terminal enabling direct access to the UK’s national rail network, including two train departures to Scotland per day.
The new Tees service will be priced in such a way as to “assist customers in developing new cargo flows”.