Teesport the perfect choice for new K-Line ro-ro vessels

A new ro-ro service connecting Japan directly to Teesport has been announced by PD Ports.  Operated by global shipping company K-Line, the new service will commence this month.

The new route will use K-Line’s newly announced 7500-unit ro-ro vessels to transport cargoes from the Port of Tokuyama-Kudamatsu to Teesport.

The vessels will be the largest of their kind to arrive at Teesport, at a length of just under 200 metres and 75,216 GWT, and will allow exporters of project cargoes to connect directly from Teesport with K-Line’s global network.

Frans Calje, PD Ports’ Managing Director Unitised and Portcentric Logistics, commented: “We are pleased to announce the arrival of this new service to Teesport, which is already one of the largest and best connected ports in the UK.

“This additional service further strengthens PD Ports’ position as a leading player in the UK ports sector and highlights its flexibility and adaptability within a changing market.”

A K-Line representative added: “We are pleased to announce this new service to Teesport.  The port's excellent infrastructure and its proximity to important North East markets makes it the perfect choice for our business and we are very much looking forward to working with PD Ports on this service.’’