Spliethoff Launches New High Speed Con-Ro Liner Service from Belgium and UK to US East Coast – Heavy Lift News
30 May 2023

Spliethoff Launches New High Speed Con-Ro Liner Service from Belgium and UK to US East Coast

Spliethoff is delighted to announce that it is starting a monthly Con-Ro liner service from Belgium and the UK to the US East Coast from June 1. The very fast transit time of around 14 days from port to port makes this newly introduced service unique in the market.



Deploying a state-of-the-art Con-Ro vessel able to combine Ro-Ro and containerised cargo, the new service will call at Antwerp, Belgium, Bristol and/or Marchwood in the UK and Baltimore, MD, Gloucester, NJ, and Morehead City, NC, in the US. Return cargoes are also possible from the US East Coast to Europe.



The service will be executed by the specialist Con-Ro vessels of Spliethoff Group’s sister company Transfennica. These versatile vessels are suited for practically any type of general cargo and have a container capacity of approximately 640 TEU, as well as up to 3,000 lane metres for Ro-Ro cargo.

In addition to offering a personalised and customer-orientated service Spliethoff also offer 14 days free storage, stripping and stuffing of cargo from containers, as well as in-land road transport options with our liner owned containers.



Given the Amsterdam company’s maritime history, spanning more than 100 years, Spliethoff has unrivalled experience when it comes to transporting cargo between Europe and the US. One example is its renowned Great Lakes service, which offers dedicated twice-monthly sailings between Europe and the Great Lakes. Furthermore, Spliethoff has weekly S-Class liner sailings from the Baltic and European Continent to the US East Coast that are also available for the transport of project and containerised cargoes to and from that region.

Chartering Manager Atlantic Department Bart Gonggrijp comments: “We are therefore very pleased to offer our clients an additional transport option for their shipping requirements between Europe and the US East Coast. We are continually monitoring our clients demands and are looking to further expand our services to support them with their transport requirements.”

Source Spliethoff and Transfennica

Editor’s note:


The Port of Marchwood Photograph courtesy of Solent Gateway Ltd


In February this year Associated British Ports (ABP) increased its presence on the western side of Southampton Water by acquiring  Solent Gateway Ltd (SGL), the civilian operator running Marchwood Military Port.

SGL had run Marchwood Military Port for the Ministry of Defence for the past seven years.

ABP says its acquisition of the company is based on delivering SGL’s vision for the facility, which is part of the new Solent Freeport.

Source ABP


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