24th April 2004
Thamesport (London) Limited welcomed the launch of a new Maersk service on Thursday 24th April 2003, with the arrival of the 3,700-TEU 'Luna Maersk'.
The service connects North Europe and the Mediterranean with major ports in South America, and offers a weekly schedule maintained by six Maersk-owned “L-Class” vessels, 'Laura Maersk', 'Laust Maersk', 'Leda Maersk', 'Lexa Maersk', 'Lica Maersk' and 'Luna Maersk'.
The port rotation, based on fixed days of the week port calls, will be:
Thamesport - Bremerhaven - Antwerp - Le Havre - Vigo - Algeciras - Sepetiba - Santos - Paranagua - Buenos Aires - Montevideo - Rio Grande - Santos - Pecem
Commenting on the new service, Thamesport Director, Richard Pearson, said:
“We are delighted to welcome yet another new service to Thamesport. This will be the first direct service from the port to South America and represents an important addition to the range of destinations we can offer shippers through Thamesport.”
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Thamesport (TMP) is located in the heart of Southeast England, 10 miles from the M2 motorway, 35 miles from London. It is one of the UK’s busiest container ports. TMP is a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings Group (HPH), the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator with interests in 15 countries throughout Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Today, HPH operates a total of 31 ports together with a number of transportation related service companies.