Having moved three of its short sea services from London Container Terminal (Tilbury) to London Thamesport in the Spring of 2013, MacAndrews & Company Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of CMA CGM, has confirmed the switch to London Thamesport of its last remaining service, from Tilbury.
The 750 TEU Canopus J operating on the Bilbao – UK service of MacAndrews made its first scheduled call at London Thamesport on Sunday 10 November.
Commenting on the move, Clemence Cheng, Chief Executive Officer of Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited, owners of London Thamesport, said:
“We welcome MacAndrew’s decision to switch all its calls from Tilbury to London Thamesport. The choice of London Thamesport by MacAndrews for all their South East calls reflects the high level of customer service we provide and our relentless efforts to provide a highly efficient, individual service to our customers.
“We have proven over the last few months our ability to adapt to a changing environment quickly and deliver the levels of service MacAndrews quite rightly demand, and we look forward to building on this new line of service and delivering the products to the market.”
Geoffrey Smith, Managing Director of MacAndrews & Company Limited, added:
“We have decided to consolidate all four of our weekly multimodal services at London Thamesport following the excellent berth productivity and minimal truck turnaround times given by the port over the last 6 months.
“Port operations are an important link in our multi modal door to door supply chain to our customers and our services from Iberia, Scandinavia and the Baltic require fast and efficient operations to provide customers with their products in the minimum transit time and that is something London Thamesport can guarantee.”