News from the major operator between West Coast Norway, the UK and Rotterdam, ‘Sea-Cargo’ who this January have introduced a ship dramatically larger and so offering economies of scale on their routes.
She is the Transfighter, 18,855 tons , of 830 teu with comprehensive ro-ro capability. The new arrival is indeed the largest vessel in a liner/container trade on the Norwegian Coast.
Transfighter represents real economy of scale say Sea-Cargo who is pronouncing they are setting new standards for the transport infrastructure between West Coast Norway, UK and the Continent with a new direct route Trøndelag/Møre/WC Norway to/from London and Rotterdam, a new direct weekly service from Immingham to Rotterdam and increased RORO and Liner cargo capacity between WC Norway / UK and Continent.
Sea-Cargo emphasises its speciality of providing a transport solution for all and any cargo, including RORO of any kind, containers of any type; including temperature controlled, and all types of industrial and project cargoes.
It remains to be seen whether Sea-Cargo will move their berth out of the old harbour to the new outer harbour at Aberdeen. The Scottish Government, after 6 years of planning and design, has approved the new out-port, to cost £350mn, to commence construction later this year and to open in summer 2020.