More direct calls avoiding the UK could reduce the nation to a feeder market
High levels of congestion at major container gateways have led to declining direct port calls ...
London Container Terminal, at the Forth Ports-owned port of Tilbury, has not had much to laugh about recently, losing long-time customer SAECS and Hamburg Sud’s impressive new Cap ships to the “new kid on the block”, London gateway, down the river. However, LCT has all the facilities that a shortsea or midsea container service could ask for, including an abundance of reefer points and, not least, a good name with UK importers, so it is only a question of time before replacement business comes their way…. as we were saying.
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