A new short-sea container service between Kent port and Ghent in Belgium has been launched from Hutchison Ports London Thamesport.
The service is operated by I-MOTION Shipping, an associate of Interface Terminal Ghent (ITG). It has chartered the 509 TEU BF Cartagena and the 340 TEU Marus vessels to run on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The new service allows intermodal customers “access major markets and London Thamesport offers an ideal route to the largest economic region in the UK,” said I-MOTION Shipping managing director Johan De Raeve.
The service represents “London Thamesport as a major short-sea gateway for containerised traffic in the South of England,” said Hutchison Ports executive director Clemence Cheng.