Short sea carrier Containerships has chosen Teesport to link its new Mediterranean services with its traditional Baltic routes following its takeover of Mediterranean short-sea line Contaz in March.
Containerships, has chosen to direct the Contaz traffic through Teesport. Initially there will be two ships on this route, operating a 12/13 day frequency, meaning that Containerships will be making five calls a week in total at Teesport. Teesport and Containerships plan to increase the frequency along the new route to reach a targeted increase of 20,000 TEUs. This will bring the total volume fed by Containerships through Teesport to almost 80,000 TEU a year.
Charles Patton, managing director of Containerships, said: “The port is the best placed location, has the capacity to handle the volume swiftly, is cost-effective and fits seamlessly into our planned routes and schedules. Importantly, its people have the right attitude to help us develop our business efficiently and build an extensive network of services in Northern Europe.