Ellerman City Liners will start, in mid-February, a weekly direct service between the Port of Bilbao and the east coast of the United States for the multimodal transport of containers. The vessels of the British shipping company Ellerman will dock at the CSP Iberian Bilbao terminal and the rotation will be Bilbao, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Tilbury, New York, Wilmington and Jacksonville.
With this direct connection, transit times will be reduced to 15 days for imports and 18 days for exports between the Bilbao and New York markets.
The service is covered by the vessels “SC Mara” and “Mona Lisa”, each with a capacity in excess of 3,500 TEUs. The container ships “Cape Hellas”, “Windswept” and “Buxfavourite” are expected to bolster the service in the near future. The weekly call and the vessels in service guarantee regular calls without loss of rotation for shippers.