Saturday, October 23, 2010

New Container Shipping Service Due To Start

Internal UK Service from Mezeron
Shipping News Feature

UK – According to Manx Radio reports Isle of Man based Mezeron are to start a new service between their home base and Liverpool as from tomorrow (Monday). The line currently operates routes to Glasson Dock between Heysham and Fleetwood, and Belfast.

The new container service will provide a different focus for transport to and from the island as it competes directly with the RoRo ferry services offered by the Steam Packet Company. Mezeron are quoted as saying that improved container handling facilities in Douglas on the island have made the move to box freight a commercial.

The new service is effectively a feeder service to and from the island as that particular branch of short sea shipping continues to gain ground with its potential to reduce the emissions and fuel consumption caused by current road freight options.

Photo: Glasson Dock