A2B-online buys its largest ship

A2B-online buys its largest ship

The Anglo-Dutch intra-Europe short-sea operator A2B-online has bought its biggest ship. A2B-online has purchased the 658 teu Phoenix II and renamed it A2B Independent, according to Alphaliner’s latest weekly report. The ship will be deployed on A2B-online’s service from Moerdijk, near Rotterdam, to the UK.

The A2B Independent is the fourth owned vessel for the North Sea carrier which started operating between the Netherlands and the UK in June four years ago. A2B-online currently operates six ships.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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