New Scots port container route launches as demand for Scottish Categorical service surges

A NEW container route from a Scots port has been introduced this morning as demand will increase for a Scottish Categorical service into Europe.

The arrival of the Skylight container vessel into the freight hub at The Port of Grangemouth marks the maiden name of a brand new Scottish Categorical (SCX) service.

This service was secured by Forth Ports alongside the CMA CGM Group, and its subsidiary, Containerships, the chief in intra-European multimodal transport.

The brand new service, which calls into Grangemouth every Thursday, has been launched to help Scotland’s largest exporters who transport produce from Leven and Shieldhall via Grangemouth and into Europe to service worldwide locations.

The SCX service rotation is a weekly path to mainland Europe, and can be able to dealing with round 20,000 containers every year via the Port.

The brand new Skylight container vessel arrived at Grangemouth because the maiden name of the brand new SCX service. (C) Robert Perry (Picture supplied with launch by Spreng Thomson)

The SCX service supplies export and import prospects with a daily extra name into mainland Europe every week via Scotland’s largest container port, growing delivery capability to satisfy the calls for of the Scottish market.

The Port of Grangemouth, which handles 30% of Scottish GDP, can be a strategic website for a brand new Forth Inexperienced Freeport which is able to assist to remodel the port into a significant logistics, manufacturing, renewable vitality hub and R&D centre for the Scottish and UK economies.

James Leeson, Common Supervisor at CMA CGM UK, mentioned: “We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new SCX service on the Port of Grangemouth.

“This is a crucial addition to the Scottish market with a set day weekly service and will increase Scotland’s connectivity to mainland Europe and past.

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“We’re dedicated to supporting financial development inside the areas we function, and I’m trying ahead to persevering with to work alongside Forth Ports as we broaden our service providing in Scotland.”

Derek Knox, Head of Operations Scottish Ports, mentioned: “The brand new Scottish Categorical service is nice information for Grangemouth and for Scotland.

“The Port of Grangemouth performs a key position in Scotland’s logistics and freight sector and this new weekly name will improve the frequency of vessels connecting to mainland Europe and we welcome the workforce from CMA CGM and Containerships to our container terminal.

“The extra delivery capability created from this new direct freight service to Europe will play a key position in fulfilling the calls for of the Scottish market buying and selling with European and Worldwide locations. 

“This additional helps our ambitions to ship a Forth Inexperienced Freeport the place one of many key goals of the coverage is to develop commerce.

“We’re persevering with to ship our funding programme in Grangemouth with new tools, an expanded container terminal and warehousing complicated, linked freight rail terminal and over 400 reefer connections securing the Port of Grangemouth as Scotland’s freight hub of selection.”