New WEC Lines Portugal Service For Liverpool

27th January 2016

Logistics BusinessNew WEC Lines Portugal Service For Liverpool

Dutch company WEC Lines is to begin weekly calls at the Port of Liverpool from 10 February, providing a new option for shippers looking to access central and northern UK markets.

The brand new service will connect Liverpool with Lisbon, Setubal, Leixoes and Sines and vice versa, with other links to Ireland, Scotland, Morocco, Spain and the Canary Islands.

WEC Lines said: “This is a major new development for us, offering a dedicated, faster and direct container service for our customers in the Iberian peninsula, north Africa and the Canaries. We’re seeing growing demand to ship via Liverpool to provide better access to the heart of the UK. The additional supply chain benefits that Peel Ports are able to offer, from quayside services to trimodal transport options, have also been important in our decision. So, our hope is that this will just be a first step towards increasing trade to important UK markets via the North-west.”

The company is considering further opportunities in reefer and consumer goods on the route.

Ross Thomson
, Sales Director, Peel Ports, added: “We’re delighted to be welcoming a new line to Liverpool, especially as the business drivers for the service underline the overall proposition that we’ve set out for the port. The shape of UK logistics is changing, with the North-west providing shippers the chance to reduce costs, congestion and carbon emissions by getting closer to the end market. Testimonials from our existing customers were pivotal in securing WEC Lines’ support for launching a new service.”