PD Ports has launched Logical Link, a coastal feeder container shipping service offering a next day connection between Felixstowe and Teesport.
The service operates two sailings per week, (Mondays and Wednesdays) loading in Felixstowe on day one and unloading in Teesport the following morning.
The service currently runs northwards only but there will be a longer term opportunity to export containerised goods from the North of the UK through Teesport to Felixstowe and onward to global destinations on a return southward journey of the coastal feeder ships.
The aim of the Logical Link service is to reduce operational costs for customers and minimise the adverse impact that road transport has on the environment. Other benefits include Teesport’s portcentric logistics offering, which enables cargo to be stored closer to its final destination, complemented by Teesport’s access to northern road and rail links.
Logical Link also allows PD Ports, through its subsidiary PD Logistics, based in Felixstowe, to offer a comprehensive port-to-door service, including warehousing if required.
Graham Wall, commercial director for PD Ports, said: “There is without doubt, a vital need to reduce the amount of freight transported from southern UK ports by road, which is destined for the north of the UK.”