"WWL’s regular RoRo service from Asia to Europe via the Suez and Panama canals is now enhanced by the possibility of a direct vessel call to the Port of Tyne."
The north of the United Kingdom has a booming oil and gas industry, generating increased demand for logistics solutions for import of construction machinery, oil and gas equipment, and other heavy equipment. Catering to this demand, WWL has started a cooperation with the Port of Tyne in the North East UK, offering direct calls as part of its Asia to Europe service.
Paul Reeves, Managing Director, WWL UK, says: “WWL’s regular RoRo service from Asia to Europe via the Suez and Panama canals is now enhanced by the possibility of a direct vessel call to the Port of Tyne. This port 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.”
The Port of Tyne is the UK's fastest growing deep-sea port and also operates the UK’s largest car terminal facility for export. This opens up possibilities for WWL to also provide solutions for auto and equipment companies wishing to trade directly from the North East to overseas markets.
In July, WWL brought its first shipment of construction equipment into the Port of Tyne on the vessel MV Tristan. The vessel arrived after sailing over 8,000 nautical miles in a deep-sea transit over 30 days from various loading ports in Asia via the Suez Canal and Zeebrugge, Belgium.
Currently an inducement port, the Port of Tyne is eligible to be added as a regular port to the existing WWL Asia-to-Europe service should demand continue.