Unifeeder shipping company brings for more vessels and bananas to North Sea Port

North Sea Port gets two new container services with Scandinavia. It concerns existing services of the Unifeeder shipping company from Rotterdam that will also call at the Flushing port area. North Sea Port and Kloosterboer are strengthening their position concerning the transhipment of bananas.

The first ship of this new container service (Lindaunis) arrived on Thursday, January 25 at the Dutch transhipment company Kloosterboer in Flushing.

Bananas for Scandinavia

Unifeeder, the container transporter behind the biggest inter-European network, added North Sea Port to its extensive network by including Flushing in it. In doing so, the Danish shipping company is first of all aiming at more shortsea cargo to Sweden, Norway and Finland. This links North Sea Port with Oslo, Helsingborg and Helsinki.

Bananas, among other cargo, will be transported twice a week to the North. Since 2015, Flushing has been Chiquita’s West European supply port. For the transport of bananas to Northern Europe, the South American company Chiquita is starting its own liner service and is placing it with Kloosterboer in Flushing. This will increase the banana supplies to North Sea Port from 400,000 tonnes to 720,000 tonnes per year.

More vessels and jobs

This extra liner service brings 150 extra vessels to Flushing: 50 for Chiquita and 100 for Unifeeder. At Kloosterboer the number of jobs will augment from 80 to 100. The number of containers will grow from 50,000 to 60,000.

North Sea Port congratulates Unifeeder and Kloosterboer on this new liner service.

Published on Fri 2 Feb 2018