Frans Calje, CEO of PD Ports explains: ‘it shows the recognition of what we have developed in Teesport recently. Our port is well located in the North and the intermodal connections do apply here as well with links to Scotland and the East coast as well that we are currently working upon. The cooperation with A2B-online with their short sea services from Moerdijk is very good and has grown ever since. We are confident that this will be a success as well’ he finishes.
‘The service will be operated with the MS ‘A2B Ambition’, a Sietas 151 type of vessel of 501 TEU that we acquired. At present she is still in the Med but we expect here to arrive early May in the Botlek to start operations’ says Michael van Keulen, Operations Director of A2B-online.
‘What I like is that management of A2B-online is always trying to add value to their customers’ says Kees Vierhouten owner of the Vierhouten Group to which A2B-online nowadays for 100% belongs to. ‘With this new service we do not only generate savings for the customers but it reduces 30 million on-kilometres per year that today is done by road. That is what I mean with being progressive and having ambition!’