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Capacity and Service upgrade Bilbao/UK/NWC service

June 7, 2021

Rotterdam, 7th of June 2021

W.E.C. Lines has upgraded its current Bilbao service with a direct call from Bilbao to the UK, Thamesport. Simultaneously W.E.C. Lines will increase the capacity to 835 TEU weekly with Mv Van Eyck that was acquired last year October. This service is linked to the main areas in Spain like Madrid, Zaragoza, Barcelona and Valencia with rail services tailored to the needs of the customers.
Caesar Luikenaar, Head of Line Management of W.E.C. Rotterdam said:
“This is major milestone in the success story of W.E.C. and further cements our position as carrier of choice on the short sea trades of Portugal, Spain and Morocco”.
WEC Lines has been steadily growing its market share between Spain, UK and North West Continent since January 2021 as more cargo owners see the benefit of converting freight from the traditional and costly trailer routes to the flexible and cost, carbon friendly modality of containers.
The Spanish short sea market has offered cargo owners little choice historically and WEC Lines is changing that with an innovative new direct service.
Roger Megann Managing Director of W.E.C. UK said:
“Our customers have sought a fresh new direct call in the UK from Bilbao and WEC Lines has obliged the demand of the market with this new direct service”.
Following Brexit the historical short sea routes from Spain have been congested and supply chains have been damaged. WEC Lines and Port of Thamesport offers a market leading transit time of 72 hours and congestion free UK port.

For further information:
- In UK: Roger Megann, Managing Director W.E.C. UK, +44 7835 448512
- In The Netherlands, Caesar Luikenaar, Head of Line Management Shortsea, +31 641391948
- In Spain: Arantxa Perá, Head of Sales W.E.C. Spain, +34 620 331306

Kind regards,
W.E.C. Lines Management

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SUCCESS OF THE NEW WEC LINES SERVICE

February 5, 2021

Last January 19, we had the first successful call of the MV Freya in the port of Bilbao, both in its maritime operations and in the train that completes the service in Spain to cover the Central, Valencia, Aragon and Catalonia areas. We already had the third call showing an increasing trend of users choosing this new service between Spain and the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom, Norway and Poland.

The success of the service is thanks to a market demand requiring this new option in the European Shortsea, as well as to the support of the ports, maritime terminals, railways and operators involved in this fantastic project.

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NEW SERVICE NORTHERN EUROPE - FRESH NEWS

December 10, 2020

As a result of the call-off of the strike in the port of Bilbao, WEC Lines is pleased to announce the start of its new service on January 16th.

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STRIKE IN BILBAO PORT - NEW SERVICE**LAST INFORMATION

October 29, 2020

Due to the ongoing strike in Bilbao port we are forced to delay the implementation of the new service between Moerdijk and Bilbao. We'll advise the new start-date once the situation is over.

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STRIKE IN BILBAO PORT - NEW SERVICE

October 16, 2020

Due to the strike in Bilbao port we are forced to postpone the date of starting our new service. We'll advise the new date once the situation is over.

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SERVICE SPAIN- NORTH EUROPE AND UNITED KINGDOM

October 5, 2020

October 24th will depart first vessel to Bilbao from Moerdijk port. This service connect Bilbao with Madrid, Zaragoza, Valencia and Barcelona areas and thru Moerdijk, our hub in Europe for this service, we link with United Kingdom, Norway, Belgium, Germany, Poland and The Netherlands itself. Contact with us for further information, rates and bookings!

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NEW SERVICE SPAIN - NORTH EUROPE CONTINENT AND THE UNITED KINGDOM

September 21, 2020

NEWS FROM WEC LINES: LAUNCH OF A NEW SERVICE BETWEEN SPAIN-NORTH EUROPE AND THE UNITED KINGDOM

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IMO 2020

October 21, 2019

2020 Sulphur Cap
Update on charges related to the usage of Low Sulphur Fuel Oil

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has introduced new regulations restricting all sea-going vessels to use fuel with máximum 0,5% Sulphur content.

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Canary Islands phytosanitary requirements NIMF wooden packaging

October 1, 2019

Entry into force of phytosanitary requirements for imports in the Canary Islands by next October 16th, 2019.

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New Director for WEC Lines Bilbao

May 8, 2019

New Director for WEC Lines Bilbao,
Elsa Conejo

Welcome onboard!

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