New Irish Sea shipping route to sail from Liverpool

Shipping company BG Freight Line is looking to capitalise on growing demand for freight services in the Irish Sea with its new tri-weekly route.

BG Freight Line
BG Freight Line is to operate a new route from Liverpool to Dublin

 

Shipping company BG Freight Line is launching a new freight service out of the Port of Liverpool to meet growing demand.

BG is introducing a new tri-weekly Liverpool to Dublin service due to an increase of container traffic across the Irish Sea. The company is a subsidiary of Peel Ports, owner of the Port of Liverpool.

The company already operates out of the port, providing a range of logistics services to and from Ireland, the UK and continental Europe. These services include door-to-door shipping, feedering and quay-to-quay shipping for all types of containerised cargo.

The new service will intensify competition on the Irish Sea. Both P&O and Seatruck already operate routes between Liverpool and Dublin and Stena Line operates a twice-daily service between Birkenhead and Belfast.

Koert Luitwieler, chief executive of BG Freight Line, said: “Our sailing schedule is among the best in the business and as part of the Peel Ports Group, we are able to offer the assurance to our customers that we are both an established and reliable partner.

“We are always looking for new growth opportunities and adding another service to the Dublin – Liverpool route will strengthen our excellent Irish Sea network even further. The extra call in Liverpool allows us to meet the demands of our customer, giving them greater flexibility to move last minute cargo closer to its end destination”.

Peel believes the Port of Liverpool is ideally positioned to be at the heart of a distribution network for UK and Irish markets. Its £750m investment into the Liverpool2 container terminal aims to fundamentally change the way freight arrives in the UK, shifting the focus away from southern English ports.

David Huck, managing director of Peel Ports, added: “We are delighted to welcome this extra weekly service as it reinforces the strategic importance of this route, as well as our ambition and commitment to provide the seamless movement of goods between Dublin and Liverpool.

“During these uncertain times, it’s imperative that we remain agile for our customers and remain customer-focussed to find a fast solution that ensures cargo, especially essential supplies reaches its destination on time.”

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