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New service for Port of Tyne05 Oct 2009

Starting October 6th Feederlink will commence a brand new service directly connecting the Port of Tyne to Southampton and increasing their service at the Port to four weekly sailings.


Feederlink, the Dutch based feeder specialists and subsidiary of Irish Continental Group, is pleased to announce a further expansion of its existing range of services that interlink strategically important ‘out-ports' on the east coast of the United Kingdom and main line hub-Ports both on the continent and the UK.

John Tye, Port of Tyne Commercial Director, Logistics said "This further enhances the scope of the Ports supply chain, offering our customers greater flexibility by directly connecting the Tyne to Southampton, the second largest container Port in the Country".

The newly added service targeting deep-sea import and export traffic will significantly expand Feederlink's existing route network, providing its clients with more than 26 calls each week at UK ports.

Harry Kleipas, Feederlink Managing Director added "Feederlink will now be in a position to offer an unrivalled range of routes and services linking the Port of Tyne, with hub's located at Rotterdam, Felixstowe and now Southampton".

The Port of Tyne has been operating its own integrated Logistics service; containers, warehousing and distribution since 1999. Ideally placed on the North East coast continental Europe and Scandinavia, shipping through this multimodal facility offers distinct advantages for companies seeking better connections instead of battling through the congested south-east and adding thousands of unnecessary road miles to the mix.

For further information contact:

Lisa Donohoe Assistant Marketing & Communications Manager
Tel: 0191 455 2671 Mobile: 07912 390777 Email:


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