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MSC launches Iberian rail freight service

Containerline Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) is launching of a new rail freight service between Seville, Spain, and the Atlantic, beginning April 4.

The service is expected to run daily between Seville’s inland maritime port – Puerto de Sevilla – and the port of Sines in Portugal, with a capacity of more than 100 teu per return journey.

Shippers will have the possibility to obtain customs clearance for cargo at Seville’s inland maritime port, before onward carriage to Sines and Atlantic markets.

“MSC’s new rail service will provide better connectivity and improved transit times for exporters in various southern and western regions of Spain seeking to reach markets in the Americas and northern Europe,” the line stated in a release.

The service is operated in conjunction with Medway, MSC’s logistics subsidiary in Iberia.

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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