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Thamesport gets new shortsea call

Thamesport gets new shortsea call
Helsinki-based shortsea operator Containerships Oy has added calls at the UK’s Thamesport, in Kent.

The move is intended to establish a direct service from and to the southern UK, allowing connections with Germany, Finland, Russia and the Baltic States.

“We are delighted that Containerships chose London Thamesport as the UK port for this service,” said Simon Mullett, on behalf of London Thamesport. “The improved service offers quicker transit times between the southern UK and Baltic ports including just three days to Lubeck and seven days to St Petersburg.

“With a location close to the M25 and a versatile and skilled workforce, London Thamesport is ideally placed as a regional base for a variety of cargo types. In recent months we have handled increasing volumes of specialist cargoes in addition to our core container business.”