New Belgian shipping firm to set sail next week

A new Belgian shipping company, I-Motion Shipping, has announced the launch of two container services connecting Belgium with the UK.

Starting on 28 May, the newcomer will link the port of Ghent with Hull and Thamesport, offering three sailings per week to and from both UK ports, according to a report from Alphaliner.

I-Motion has chartered the 509 teu BF Cartagena and the 340 teu Marus.

The shipping company is a joint venture between Ghent-based stevedoring company Stukwerkers and the MSource Group which controls Masterbulk, a trucking company active in the intermodal transport of bulk and liquid cargoes in containers.

Both partners are also the owners of Interface Terminal Gent (ITG), located in the Kluizendock, where the new shortsea service will be handled.

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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