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MSC joins Hamburg Sud and CSAV calling at DP World's London Gateway

THE Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the world's second largest container carrier, has confirmed that from December its service from South Africa to UK/Northwest Europe will dock at DP World's London Gateway.

MSC joins Hamburg Sud and CSAV calling at DP World's London Gateway
17 November 2014 - 23:08
MSC joins Hamburg Sud and CSAV calling at DP World's London Gateway

THE Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the world's second largest container carrier, has confirmed that from December its service from South Africa to UK/Northwest Europe will dock at DP World's London Gateway.

This represents a switch from the Hutchison Port of Felixstowe because, as MSC it told customers, the new rotation will provide the best possible UK port coverage. 

The first MSC vessel to call into DP World London Gateway on the new rotation will be the 8,089-TEU, 100,870-dwt MSC Rita with 550 TEU reefer plugs, which is due on December 7. 

Hamburg Sud has also chosen London Gateway as its UK port of call for its new service connecting the North Europe to Mexico, Central America and Colombia, reports Lloyd's List.

The first Hamburg Sud ship to call on this weekly, fixed-day Europe-Mexico-Caribbean Service (EMCS) will be the 34,281-dwt geared Liberian Cap Beaufort, arriving this week. 

Hamburg Sud's new service rotates through Antwerp, London Gateway, Hamburg, Altamira, Veracruz, Puerto Limon, Cartagena, Marin and back Antwerp. 

"The EMCS will carry a large quantity of fruit and fresh produce. The time-critical nature of this cargo goes without saying," said London Gateway commercial manager Tabare Dominguez. 

"Furthermore, at DP World London Gateway, importers can be confident of fast and efficient inspection procedures, and a rapid and reliable turnaround of trucks at the terminal," he said.

Chile's CSAV, soon to be merged with Germany's Hapag Lloyd, has confirmed a weekly call into the port as part of its reconfigured Europe-Middle East/India (IMEX) services.

This will join the already established EPIC service at DP World London Gateway. The IMEX Sling 1, starting this month, will be served by eight 5,500-6,500 TEUers. 

IMEX will cover ports in North Europe, the Red Sea, the Arabian Gulf, Pakistan and India West Coast offering two hubs in the Mediterranean. 

Said London Gateway CEO Simon Moore: "Shipping lines and shippers are increasingly recognising the benefits of using the UK's new deep-water container port."

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