22 April 2013

With its first sailing on the 24th April 2013, MacAndrews has launched a third weekly service ex Portugal linking ports of Lisbon and Leixões with Thamesport, Dunkirk and Rotterdam. The fixed rotation for this new service (Northern France Express) include Lisbon (Wednesday), Leixoes (Thursday), Dunkirk(Sunday), Thamesport (Monday) ,RTM DDN (Tuesday), RTM RST N (Thursday), Dunkirk (Saturday).

This new service with transit times of only 3 days not only gives MacAndrews’ customers a unique opportunity to expand their intermodal logistics in a new market of Northern France and Belgian borders via Dunkirk and Spanish regions of Galicia (via Leixões), but also enhances our existing services giving us the second sailing per week to and from Rotterdam as well as 3rd sailing per week from Portugal to the UK. In combination with our other services, we offer through shipments onto Sweden and Norway (Gothenburg and Oslo), Poland (Gdynia) and Russia (St. Petersburg and Moscow).

Guy Adams, MacAndrews’ General Manager for Northern Europe, comments: “We have seen considerable interest in this new link which offers clients in the Nord-Pas de Calais Region and the border area of Belgium the opportunity of using alternative transport modes, which is fully in line with the the EU’s continuous green agenda. We are very pleased to promote this new service which allows us to widen and reinforce our service portfolio, including our tailor-made range of facilities.

MacAndrews continues to invest in its fleet of containers “high-cube pallet-wide” 40 and 45 feet, and the undisputed European leader in refrigerated containers of 45 feet (33 euro-pallets). MacAndrews the Inter European specialist is part of the CMA CGM group which is the third biggest shipping line in the world.