Published at 06/04/2017
The shipping company Neptune Lines specializing in vehicle transport has entered the north-European market.
Created in 1975, Neptune Lines is a booming Greek short-sea shipping line, traditionally expert in vehicle transport to the Mediterranean and the Black sea. This shipping company provides services in 20 countries, calls at 40 ports and operates around 1 million units per year, with 17 RoRo vessels. This is the first time that they develop a service in Northern Europe.
From Avril 2017, Neptune Lines has operated a new RoRo weekly service between Santander (Spain), HAROPA - Port of Le Havre, Portbury (UK) and Rosslare (Irish Republic). The vessels call in Le Havre every Wednesday at the RoRo Terminal and they are handled by the ‘Société de Manutention du Roll-on/Roll-off (SMR)’ company.
First call in Le Havre: 5 April 2017
The first call of the PCTC (Pure Car and Truck Carrier) Neptune Dynamis was made on April 5th, 2017. This 158 m long RoRo vessel, 24 m broad with a draught of 8.7 m, can carry 1,800 units on board.
The Neptune Dynamis loaded utility vehicles manufactured in the Sandouville plant located in the port zone, a few kilometres away from the RoRo Terminal.
This new service also offers to carry other cargo such as light vehicles, tractors, Civil Engineering equipment, cranes, High & Heavy goods but also static loads on semi-trailers or MAFI, project cargo, yachts.
Promaritime International has been appointed as General Agents for Neptune Lines early this year. This major player in Rouen marketplace has just opened an operational office near the Ro-Ro terminal.