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16.04.2015

New Spanish service launched between Port of Pasaia and Tilbury

London's major port in Tilbury and JSV Logistic announces today (15 April) a brand new regular container service route between the Spanish port of Pasaia and London Container Terminal (LCT).

JSV Logistic are one of the leaders in maritime transport and since its creation in 1995, has been dedicated to providing its customers with innovative containerised solutions that best suit bulk or loose cargoes. JSV is committed to reducing Europe's truck road miles and will transport to the UK containerised steel and paper products to the UK market, along with a mix of chemicals, autoparts and perishables which would normally be trucked through France and the Channel Tunnel.

The new service will start on 23rd April, Saint George’s Day with a weekly rotation of Pasaia, Tilbury, Antwerp, Pasaia.

Welcoming the new service, Angela Black, Head of Commercial at London Container Terminal said: "We are delighted to welcome JSV and their new service to LCT. This announcement signals growth in the UK construction market with the import of steel to the port and we are delighted to be forming a new strategic alliance with the Port of Pasaia. As London's major port, we are unrivalled in our connectivity in the south east of UK and provide strong supply chain services to our customers at the Port.

Commenting on the service Mr. Antonio Herzog, from JSV Logistic said: “The JSV group, whose subsidiary FAHER Maritime operates the new service, is pleased to expand its current Pasaia – Antwerp service into Tilbury. Our company will focus its growth strategy in the promising British market and in the specific trades that better fit with our experience in specialised containers. The link between Tilbury and Pasaia offers new opportunities to the companies in both hinterlands, who will benefit from our wide array of equipment.”

Commenting on the service Mr. Ricardo Peña, President of the Port of Pasaia said: “Today we celebrate the launch of a new service with the United Kingdom. The UK is a major market for the port of Pasaia and is our main import and export route. We are especially happy to start a strategic alliance with the port of Tilbury, a major gateway to the South East and London areas. Despite its different sizes, both ports will collaborate in the development of intermodal solutions in the Atlantic Arch and will explore together the business opportunities offered by the complementarity between the economies of the regions, including the centre and the Mediterranean coast of the Iberian Peninsula, which is very well connected by motorway and rail from the Port of Pasaia.”

Further information:

Forth Ports: Debbie Johnston, Spreng & Co, 0141 548 5191 / debbie@sprengandco.com

Notes to editors:

About The Port of Tilbury - the major gateway to London and the South East

The Port of Tilbury is London's major port, providing fast, modern distribution services for the benefit of the south east of England and beyond. A dynamic and diverse port handling the full range of cargoes with specialist expertise in the handling of paper and forest products, containers & Ro Ro, grain and bulk commodities and construction and building materials.

Tilbury's strategic location makes it the natural point for distribution with 18 million people living within 75 miles. Serving the UK's market, the port offers customers’ excellent transport links to and from the capital and across the South East where over 50% of the population live and work.

The Port is a diverse multi-modal hub, covering over 900 acres and is well positioned to access the M25 orbital motorway and the rest of the UK's national motorway network. In addition, there are direct rail connections within the Port, with access to the whole of the UK and dedicated barge facilities.

London Container Terminal (LCT) provides a unique combination of European Short Sea and Deep Sea services at the same facility. As the UK’s third largest container terminal, Tilbury handles over half a million containers per year.

www.forthports.co.uk / www.londoncontainerterminal.com / www.londondistributionpark.com