Monday, April 26, 2010

New Sailing On Bilbao To Tilbury RoRo Ferry Service

Transfennica Add Extra Call for Unaccompanied Vehicles
Shipping News Feature

SPAIN – UK - Dutch Owned Transfennica, unaccompanied and out of gauge specialist ferry carriers, have extended their RoRo trailer and container service. In future their rotating vessel service, which includes Zeebrugge in the loop will make a weekly direct call shipping from Bilbao to Tilbury.

The change has been made at the request of the shipping lines customers and, as from the 7th of May, the Friday evening sailings from Bilbao will call Tilbury on Sundays at 14.00 hrs and after discharging the vessel will head for Zeebrugge. Transfennica say the service is perfectly suited to Spanish customers effecting collections of exports bound for the UK each Thursday and Friday permitting deliveries throughout the country on Monday mornings.

Mr. Michael van den Heuvel, Director of Transfennica commented that the revised 48 hour working week legislation was posing a problem for drivers committed to tight delivery schedules with greater distances amplifying loss of productivity. “

Our service is giving hauliers an important tool to manage productivity much better by shipping unaccompanied which is also cheaper than driver accompanied. Whilst a trailer is, on sea, sailing to its destination, drivers and tractor units can do other work.” He commented.

Transfennica can be seen this week exhibiting at Multimodal at the NEC Birmingham on stand 810

Photo. A Ter Linden Rig shipping a Windmill Tower aboard a Transfennica vessel.