Thursday, 29 May 2014

London Thamesport Clinches West African Ro-Ro Service

The Netherlands-based RMR Shipping has chosen London Thamesport to handle the UK call of its North West Europe – West Africa Ro-Ro service.

The first call of the service was made by the 176-metre long Ro-Ro vessel Dresden on May 25, 2014.
The vessel has the versatility to handle a wide variety of cargoes through quarter and side ramps which allow cargo to be loaded and discharged directly onto the quay.
It has the capacity to hold some 4,000 + cars and Ro-Ro units on various fully enclosed decks.
Clemence Cheng, Chief Executive Officer of Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited, said: “We welcome RMR Shipping to the Port with this new North West Europe – West Africa Ro-Ro service.
London Thamesport has the flexibility and the workforce to meet a huge range of customer needs and we are confident in our ability to provide an excellent service to RMR Shipping and their customers.
Martin Fleet, Director of AB Global Logistics Limited, said: “We are very excited at the move to London Thamesport, with our bi-monthly service and the introduction of the stern quarter ramp vessels.
The port facilities are of a very high standard and the cooperation with all the staff within the port has been exceptional.
We feel the location of Thamesport will be a positive move for all the clients and their cargoes. We look forward to this new and positive relationship.”
London Thamesport handles a variety of deep and shallow-drafted vessels carrying a broad range of cargoes including Containers, Break-bulk, Ro-Ro and Project Cargoes.
The efficient shipside operation, fast turn-around time of vessels and road vehicles allows London Thamesport to provide its customers with a cost-efficient service in the heart of south-east England.

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