Home > Press Articles > London Thamesport
Thursday, 13 Jun 2024
Short Sea boost for London Thamesport

The range of short sea container services available from Hutchison Ports London Thamesport is to be increased following the announcement by Viasea Shipping of a new service from the South East UK port.

Commenting on the new sailing, Mark Taylor, Director, London Thamesport, said:

“London Thamesport is already well established as one of the leading short sea container ports in the South East of England and offers excellent service levels in both quayside and landside operations. We are delighted that Viasea Shipping has chosen Thamesport as its gateway into the region."

“The addition of their UK-Norway service complements the regular and reliable connections we already have to Northern and Southern Europe. We look forward to working with them over the coming years to increase the range, frequency and reliability of options for shippers.”

Morten Pettersen, Managing Director of Viasea said:

“The south of UK has significant volumes of import/export to Northern Europe and Baltic region. Adding a call at London Thamesport will allow us to assist UK shippers and receivers to reduce their reliance on the heavily congested Channel crossings and will allow greater predictability for deliveries. It will also offer a greener route reducing the distances travelled by road as we bring our vessel closer the market in this region.”

Norwegian-owned Viasea Shipping, established in 2016 is an independent short sea operator connecting Norway with the UK, Europe and the Baltic states. The new service from London Thamesport will call weekly with connections to Moerdijk and the Norwegian ports of Oslo, Moss and Kristiansand, with further connection into Baltics and Poland.

END

Note to Editors:

For further information, please contact Paul Davey, Head of Corporate Affairs, on Tel. No: +44 (0)1394 602063 or e-mail: daveyps@hpuk.co.uk

Hutchison Ports London Thamesport is located on River Medway near London, in the heart of South East England, 35 miles from Central London. The terminal provides road and rail links to the UK’s important manufacturing and distribution centres and is ideally positioned to serve as a port of entry for UK-bound short-sea container traffic as well as infrastructure projects around London.

Hutchison Ports London Thamesport is a member of Hutchison Ports, the ports and related services division of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited. Hutchison Ports is the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator with a network of port operations in 51 ports spanning 25 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. Over the years, Hutchison Ports has expanded into other logistics and transportation-related businesses, including cruise ship terminals, distribution centres, rail services and ship repair facilities.
London Thamesport Welcomes new W.E.C. Line service
Hutchison Ports London Thamesport has welcomed its second new short-sea sailing in less than a week with the first call of a new W.E.C. Line service to Bilbao. The Spanish short sea market has historically offered cargo owners little option when it com
London Thamesport Welcomes A2B Moerdijk Service
London Thamesport has welcomed the announcement of a new short sea container shipping service by A2B-online, the Dutch-based transport company specialising in full load, part load and pallet consignments to and from the United Kingdom, Benelux and Germany
London Thamesport Boosts Short Sea Capacity
Dutch-based transport company A2B-online Container B.V. has added a fourth weekly sailing on its service between Hutchison Ports London Thamesport and Moerdijk in The Netherlands. The new sailing was inaugurated by the A2B Comfort, one of 6 Sietas 151
Containerships confirms London Thamesport Short Sea Role
London Thamesport’s growing reputation as a short-sea container hub has been enhanced with regular calls by Helsinki-based Containerships Ltd Oy. Containerships chose the Kent port to re-establish a direct service from and to the southern part of the UK
London Thamesport Receives First Train for Tideway East
The first train has arrived at Hutchison Ports London Thamesport with primary tunnel precast rings for the Thames Tideway Tunnel project in London. The Thames Tideway ‘Super Sewer’ will upgrade London's current sewer network to cope with demands well into
MacAndrews switches to London Thamesport
Having moved three of its short sea services from London Container Terminal (Tilbury) to London Thamesport in the Spring of 2013, MacAndrews & Company Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of CMA CGM, has confirmed the switch to London Thamesport of its las
New Steel Handling Facility for London Thamesport
London Thamesport has signed an agreement with UK shipping agent and logistics company The Armitt Group for a purpose-built, 120,000 square feet specialist steel handling facility at the Kent port.