Monday, 29 June 2009


Taken from PDPorts News Section

BG Freight Line (BG) has launched a twice-weekly service linking Teesport with Antwerp and Rotterdam. BG, part of the Peel Ports Group, has operated a service linking Grangemouth with the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam for eleven years. The service currently employs two 366 teu (twenty foot equivalent unit) sized vessels, making three rotations a week.

BG, using local agents GAC-OBC, has now extended the service to include Teesport.

One rotation sees the first vessel call at Antwerp on Friday, Rotterdam on Saturday and Teesport on Sunday. This vessel then calls Grangemouth on Monday and returns to Antwerp for Wednesday.

The second schedule connecting Rotterdam with Teesport calls at Rotterdam on Thursday, Teesport on Friday returning to Rotterdam for Saturday. This schedule is operated by an additional vessel specifically chartered by BG to support the Teesport service.

David Robinson, PD Ports’ Group CEO, says: “BG is the only feeder company linking Teesport to the Port of Antwerp and we are delighted to welcome them to the Port. This service adds this important extra Port to those destinations already regularly served from Teesport.”

BG accepts all types of container and tank traffic. With the specially fitted vessels in the fleet, BG can offer space for 45ft long 2.55 wide high cube containers as well as any length tank or bulk container.

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