Tilbury’s London Container Terminal (“LCT”) has announced a new weekly service with leading shipping group CMA CGM which will now call at London’s major port as part of its EURAF1 service between Northern Europe and West Africa.
The new service will provide competitive transit times allowing amongst other commodities, the export of banana Reefer containers from West Africa to the UK. Six vessels with a capacity of 3,500 TEUs each will sail the following weekly rotation: Tilbury, Dunkerque, Antwerp, Le Havre, Montoir de Bretagne, Tanger Med, Algeciras, Dakar, Abidjan, Dakar, Algeciras, Tilbury. The inaugural call of the rotation in Tilbury took place earlier this week on 10th August.
Commenting on the introduction of the new call, Angela Black, Head of Commercial from London Container Terminal said:
“We are delighted to welcome this new CMA- CGM’s EURAF1 service to Tilbury. I am confident that our excellent levels of service at LCT will meet with CMA CGM’s expectations, while our current developments such as London Distribution Park plus the build of one of Europe’s largest chilled warehousing facilities at the container terminal, so close to London, means that LCT is the ideal port for UK exporters and importers looking to access West Africa.”