Agreement between shipping companies seeks out excellence to provide service between Seville and the Canary Islands

Signifies an annual increase in 30,000 TEUs for La Luz Terminal

The Boluda Corporación Marítima has signed a cooperation agreement with the OPDR maritime shipping company in which the Valencia cargo company will be transporting its containers between Seville and the Canary Islands onboard the OPDR’s Canary cabotage cargo ships. Alicia Martín, managing director of the Boluda Corporación Marítima, and Claus Peter Claussen, general manager of OPDR in the Canaries, were in charge of signing the agreement, which will allow Boluda to ship cargo in the OPDR Andalucía, OPDR Canarias and OPRD Cádiz cargo ships, thus having three weekly departures from Seville to the Islands and a cargo capacity of 325 TEUs. What’s more, the agreement also establishes that the traffic coming from Seville will be handled at Boluda Corporación Marítima’s terminals in Seville, Las Palmas and Arrecife.

As a consequence, there will be a departure from Seville on Tuesdays which will stop in Arrecife on Thursdays, Fridays in Tenerife and Saturdays in Las Palmas. On Fridays a second ship will make the Seville –Tenerife trip, docking on Mondays. Finally, a third ship will leave Seville on Saturdays and reach Las Palmas on Mondays.

According to José Mª Soriano, general manager of Boluda Lines, the maritime shipping division, the agreement is the fruit of meetings between the highest ranking officials of both companies, whose common purpose was to develop the best synergy possible between two of the longest-serving shipping companies in the national cabotage market. Soriano affirmed, “We aim to streamline the resources of both companies in order to maintain and even improve the quality of the services we provide direct customers and national and international operators. These new lines will enable us to unload our customers’ merchandise to meet the demands of the Canary Island marketplace; within the beginning of the week to each of the large islands”.