A new shipping service linking the North East and Asia has been set in motion.
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistic, the global shipping and factory-to-dealer logistics specialist, has recently completed a shipment from Asia to the Port of Tyne.
WWL brought their first shipment of construction equipment into the Port of Tyne on the vessel MV Tristan, which arrived at the Port of Tyne on Wednesday, having sailed over 8,000 nautical miles.
The vessel sailed in a deep-sea transit taking over 30 days, sailing from Japan, then Singapore, Izmir in Turkey via the Suez canal and Zeebrugge in Belgium)
The call at the Port of Tyne was made due to customer demand.
And despite not been a regular port of call it’s a stop that can easily be added to the existing WWL Asia to Europe service, should demand continue.
Steven Harrison, Port of Tyne chief operating officer, said: “This has been introduced to meet the demands of plant and heavy equipment manufacturers who wish to move their cargo via the Port.”
“This brings added connectivity to the Port of Tyne with a new RoRo (roll on-roll off) service to our portfolio.
“In addition, it shows future possibilities of WWL providing flexibility and solutions for companies wishing to trade directly from the North East to various overseas markets.”
Paul Reeves, managing director of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics UK, said: “WWL’s regular RoRo service from Asia to Europe via the Suez and Panama canals is now enhanced by a direct vessel calling to the Port of Tyne that is connected to solid inland distribution services to the entire UK market and Ireland thanks to the strong presence and service capabilities of WWL ALS, responsible for the WWL UK inland network services.”