PD Ports welcomes the announcement of an additional UK hub port added to the successful Unifeeder Teesport – Europe service launched in 2018.

The service, introduced in August 2018, connecting Teesport with Dunkerque and Antwerp will now call at London Gateway as part of the existing weekly rotation.

Kim Catterick, PD Ports’ General Manager – Key Accounts, said: “Short-sea services are the lifeblood of our ports and our valued partnership with Unifeeder offers more routes for customers in and out of Europe and into the UK.

“Adding additional UK port calls to the existing weekly rotation further supports the flexibility offered to customers shipping goods between the UK and Europe and reduces the need for land transport for cargo.

“We have invested heavily here in the North East and our customers are increasingly searching for routes that offer direct access to their markets. Using Teesport with its excellent road and rail connections, and in particular its well established twice-daily Scottish rail service, opens up the north of England and Scotland; providing cross-channel services linking the Netherlands, Belgium, France and into Germany using road transport.

“We understand that customers want direct access and guaranteed schedules. There has been an increasing demand to move away from the congestion at some of the major European and UK ports and using Teesport, along with our other locations means we can partner with companies offering solutions that work for both the UK and mainland European customers.”