New container service between Cork and Liverpool

BG Freight Line, a fully-owned subsidiary of Peel Ports Group, is introducing a new weekly container service between Cork and Liverpool. This is the first time the two ports have been connected directly, with the service starting on Monday 27 March.

It is intended that the new route will offer greater opportunities for customers in the Republic of Ireland to make connections with the deep-sea services now calling at Peel Ports’ Port of Liverpool, particularly from Canada, the east coast of the US and the Mediterranean.

Koert Luitwieler, shipping director at BG Freight Line, said: “This new service will create even more momentum in Liverpool and was the last missing link in the connectivity between Ireland and Liverpool. Not only have a large number of cargo owners shown their interest in this route but also a number of deep-sea lines who see this as an opportunity to reposition empties to Cork.”

The new service will also provide a quay-to-quay route for tank operators, and door-to-door opportunities into the North of England, Midlands and Scotland – regions previously only accessible via Dublin.

Andrew Allen, UK operations director of Hapag Lloyd, said: “This new service provides our Cork-located clients with a viable and timely connection alternative for two of our Atlantic slings. It also provides us with an additional attractive option for the positioning and evacuation of equipment to and from Cork and surrounding counties.”

Peel Ports’ Roger Megann, business development manager for containers, added: “This is the final piece in the jigsaw of a complete Liverpool hub serving key locations in Ireland, with BG Freight now offering four sailings per week. Liverpool is the closest deep-water container terminal and I’m confident that Irish cargo owners realise the potential benefits of the significant investment we’ve made at Liverpool2. In fact, there’s already been interest in our highly successful Cargo200 campaign, which underlines the benefits of shipping closer to and from market, and we’ll be officially launching it there soon.”

The route will initially be served by MV Thea II MV RMS Veritas. However, from 2018 BG Freight will take delivery of four tailor-made short-sea feeder vessels optimised for the company’s Irish Sea Hub services.

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Class A use on the west coast of Ireland about to skyrocket

By Rooney

More like class Z remarks from Mancunian trolls.

By The first global city

I’m a scouser you meff.

Liverpool has lower theft, burglary, car crime, murder, etc., rate than Manchester – confounding the stereotypes. Stereotypes which, when propounded continually by Mancs and other, are doubtless the source of your ire.

However, one area where we do excel nationally is in offences relating to narcotics. We’re great at drugs offences. This is associated with our status as a port. That is the factual basis of my comment.

By Rooney

Stop with the ‘first global city’ bit aswell – what does that even mean? Define ‘global’ – other cities traded internationally before Liverpool did and others have traded with more of the globe than Liverpool in its peak. I could think of other cities that were more ‘global’ and more active before Liverpool’s peak.

Its a great European city – it doesn’t need to be the ‘first’ or the ‘greatest’ – its just great. One of a handful of other (slightly more and slightly less) great European cities.

This hyperbole just isolates outsiders and gives trolls more ammunition.

For the record, when I refer to great European cities, Manchester isn’t one of them. Maybe in the future.

By Rooney

Good to see new routes and offerings entering the market. Will add more substance to the port / Wirral waters and the possible Trafford Waters

By Darren

Alls people do from Madchester is call Liverpool it’s part of their upbringing.. awful people with zero class.

By Livercool

“Alls people do from Madchester is call Liverpool it’s part of their upbringing.. awful people with zero class.

March 23, 2017 at 10:41 am By Livercool”

That’s a well constructed, witty and helpful comment. Have a bottle of champagne, you must be very proud.

In truth, bigotry on either side is feeble-minded, ignorant and self-perpetuating. As someone who moved to the North some 30 years ago, the continuing antipathy between Mancs and Scousers saddens me. Both are great cities in their own ways, both have history that puts them at the forefront of the industrial age, and both have the potential to become bigger, better, greater. Ironically that potential will best be delivered when they learn to work together with, as opposed to against, each other..

By John

Referring to the last comment about zero class, I would ask then why Liverpool people want to work in Manchester?

By ACynical

ACynical – I don’t think the class of the city’s inhabitants comes into it much when you’re looking for a job. Also, a lot of people don’t realise until they’re there how miserable Manchester is.

By Rooney

Because Manchester is a well-connected work hub the fact it stinks, has awful air pollution and literally filthy streets makes it lack the class Liverpool has.

By ARealist

Well said John; you wont be aware of the long history (which has nothing to do with football) However I would agree; lets STOP all this Manchester v Liverpool stuff!!!!!!!! This is good news for both cities; and both are great for different things………..eerrrr so is Cork too!!!

By Billy

The construction of Livercool’s comment March 23rd 10.41gives it away as a Manchester comment (not from Liverpool). ‘Call’ is not commonly used as a transitive verb in Liverpool to refer to refer to ‘put down’. That sentence is pure Manc, you can hear the sentence spoken in an accent similar to that of the singer Bez.

By Alfie

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