Maersk is set to return to Liverpool after more than a decade and launches its first ever direct service to Dublin.
Providing a direct service between the British Isles and Algeciras to connect to the whole of Mediterranean and North Africa, the newly announced Irish Sea product into Liverpool and Dublin compliments the existing network and offers improved transportation solutions for local markets.
Operated by Seago Line, the Intra-European shipping expert and part of the Maersk Group, the new service further allows easier access to other trades and helps sister companies Maersk Line and Safmarine deliver for their customers in the North West of England and Ireland.
The new short sea service creates a great opportunity for a West Africa product offering with a new transshipment option to connect both markets to Nigeria.
With the introduction of Seago Line’s Irish Sea service, Maersk Group returns to Liverpool with a direct product after a 10 year absence. At the same time, it will be Maersk Group’s first ever direct connection to the Irish capital, supplementing the existing Latin American service to Cork operated by Maersk Line.
Brian Godsafe, Managing Director at Maersk Line UK & Ireland comments: “This service is a positive addition to our current portfolio. The Irish Sea feeder offers flexibility to customers in and around the Liverpool area. It is also a major change for our Irish customers, who will now receive a faster and direct product to better serve their import and export needs.”
The new service will offer 6 days transit time between Algeciras and Liverpool and seven days between Algeciras and Dublin. The first call to Liverpool is planned on 13 April and to Dublin on 14 April.