WEC Lines enhances Portugal - UK service at Tilbury’s London Container Terminal
WEC Lines announces today (24th October) an enhancement to the current Portugal - UK services with a second call at Leixões in Portugal, before calling at the Port of Tilbury as part of their ‘SPM2’ rotation, the company said in its press release.
This schedule change to the ‘SPM2’ service begins on Monday 27th October and will reduce the current eight day transit time in half, calling at the Ports of Tilbury, Antwerp, Vigo, Leixões, Sines and Lisbon, followed by a second loading call at Leixões, and further strengthening the carrier’s presence in the Portuguese markets.
Commenting on the announcement, Robert Volker, Line Management, from WEC Lines, said: “We are delighted to have this faster connection into Tilbury. We have added a second call at Leixões which is a load call only. It will reduce the transit time from eight to four days and in turn gives us a stronger position in the market. Tilbury is the best location for our cargo in the South East as its location, reach, and excellent supply chain ensures that the product reaches inland destinations quickly and efficiently.”
Perry Glading, Chief Operating Officer of Forth Ports (owners of London Container Terminal) said: “We are very pleased that WEC Lines have chosen to grow their services from Portugal into Tilbury. As London’s major port, we have a sophisticated supply chain infrastructure and fast, reliable connections that WEC Lines require, as well as the right knowledge and experience to assist their growth through a first rate service.”
LCT handles in excess of half a million containers per year, and is the only UK port truly servicing both deep sea and short sea customers.