MacAndrews/OPDR the Inter European arm of the global group CMA CGM launch a new partnership shuttle service between Bilbao and Rotterdam.

Multimodal short sea operators MacAndrews and OPDR have launched a new weekly shuttle service between Spain and The Netherlands.
– A service 100% dedicated in covering the North West continent only
– A new alternative to the overland truck transportation

This is the second joint service for the new MacAndrews/OPDR partnership in being dedicated 100 % in covering the North West continent only and offers quick transits both to and from Rotterdam competing with the traditional overland truck market. MacAndrews/OPDR partnership now offer customers a wide range of services from Spain including 7 calls weekly from Bilbao, calls from Cartagena, Cadiz, Seville and Huelva. The well-developed block train concept that MacAndrews is the leader in, offers connections throughout the whole of Spain.

The service will be run by the ‘Ice Crystal’ which has a capacity of 430 TEUs. The first sailing will be from Bilbao on Friday 27th November arriving Rotterdam Monday, 30th November, the terminals served in Rotterdam are DDW & RST. The service offers onward connections through Rotterdam to Hamburg, the Baltic, Scandinavia and Russia and further improve transit time for customers to and from this area.

“MacAndrews and OPDR are fully discovering our synergies and enhancing our joint service portfolios. Together, we can truly offer a wider range of unique and reliable products” adds Mark Copsey, MacAndrews/OPDR’ Chief Commercial Officer.