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11.12.2015

MacAndrews and OPDR consolidate their calls in the Southeast UK at Tilbury

Short Sea shipping specialists MacAndrews and OPDR join their forces at London Container Terminal in Tilbury. As from Jan 1st, 2016, MacAndrews’ services will join OPDR’s existing service in Tilbury, making it the biggest North European hub for the group with nine calls per week and over 450 calls p.a.

As of Jan 1st, 2016 MacAndrews will join OPDR in Tilbury making it one of the biggest hubs of the group with the best connections to/from the UK, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Poland, Morocco and Canary Islands vv. With nine weekly calls, MacAndrews and OPDR will provide their clients reliable services and short transit times between the different markets. At the same time, the Group would also like to thank Thamesport for the excellent work over the past years.

Till Ole Barrelet, Chief Executive Officer of the OPDR group and Chief Operational Officer of MacAndrews states: “The location, the port centric logistics and the connectivity with the CMA CGM Group were the decisive factors for the decision to consolidate at the port of Tilbury. This is another important step to deepen the cooperation with our new shareholder and partner.”

Commenting on the agreement, Charles Hammond, Chief Executive of Forth Ports (owners of London Container Terminal) said: “We are extremely pleased to be working with MacAndrews and OPDR and supporting them in growing their business. This is a significant agreement for Tilbury and is an important part of our own growth plan for the port, alongside major investments that will benefit MacAndrews and OPDR such as our new 230k square foot chilled facility adjacent to the terminal and extra warehousing facilities being built at London Distribution Park which offer truly port centric logistics. Today’s announcement is testament to the hard work of all the team at London Container Terminal and will provide security for our staff in this extremely competitive container market place.”

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About OPDR:

The Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei (OPDR) has offered transport solutions within Europe as well as to and from Morocco for over 130 years. As a Logistics Company OPDR today offers tailor-made integrated supply chain solutions. A strong network in more than 25 European, North and West African countries ensures high standards of reliability and quality. The OPDR headquarters is based in Hamburg. The company employs over 250 staff. Since July 2015, the OPDR Group is part of the CMA CGM Group and teams up with the UK-based MacAndrews & Company Ltd.

About MacAndrews:

MacAndrews and Company Ltd today is a multimodal supply chain logistics specialist. MacAndrews is committed to a Supply Chain Approach where we strive to streamline cost-effective transport solutions with fast transits, saving our clients’ money with procurement, warehousing and distribution. Our strategy is to link our operations as closely as possible, exploit synergies between them and thus achieve added value in the services we provide. Our bespoke services help our customers and partners meet their logistics and environmental goals. MacAndrews is part of the successful CMA CGM group, the world's 3rd largest container shipping company. Entrust us to create a sustainable transport for your intra-European business. MacAndrews has operated since 1770, offering reliable logistics for centuries, and has reacted quickly to modern EU initiatives allowing us to better support the sustainability endeavours of our customers in the 21st Century and beyond.

Press contact:

Oldenburg-Portugiesische

Dampfschiffs-Rhederei GmbH

Dania Hasberg

Vorsetzen 54

20459 Hamburg

Tel.: + 49 40 36 15 8 – 122

E-Mail: press@opdr.com

Website: www.opdr.com