OPDR offers five weekly departures from the Guadalquivir Maritime Terminal, which it operates jointly with Boluda Corporación Marítima in Seville

OPDR, a subsidiary of CMA CGM, has introduced a new service that will operate from the Port of Seville container terminal. The line will link northern Europe and the United Kingdom with Portugal and the south of Spain. This new link will service the Port of Seville, which due to its location as a inland seaport has excellent connections by train and truck with Madrid and the rest of the peninsula. The new line offers the fastest transit time of its kind in the market.

The specialist Short Sea Shipping company OPDR has incorporated this new service following on from the launch at the beginning of the year of the Guadalquivir Maritime Terminal, container handling at the Port of Seville in a joint venture with Boluda Corporación Marítima. 

The new Portugal and South Spain (POSS) weekly line links the English Port of Tilbury with the Dutch Port of Rotterdam, Setúbal (Portugal) and southern Spain through Seville. With a transit time of only four days from Andalucia to Tilbury, the new line offers the fastest connection from southern Spain to the United Kingdom in the market.

The Port of Seville holds a strategic position in the new service. The inland seaport, whose container terminal is managed by OPDR and Boluda, offers a direct hinterland connection  and efficiently links Seville with the Spanish capital by rail and truck, as the railway terminal and access to the SE-30 bypass is located within the port area of the container terminal.

Together with the other departures that connect Seville with the Canary Islands through the Canary Island Express service (SECI), this new line makes a total of five calls a week from the port managed by OPDR. The largest port in Europe, Rotterdam, is linked with Seville in just seven days.

Three vessels, “OPDR Tanger”, “Las Palmas” and “Lisboa”, with a maximum capacity of about 700 TEUs each, will be deployed in the new POSS service and will transport mainly refrigerated goods. As usual this new line is customer-oriented, all ships being equipped with pallet-wide containers that allow more goods to be sent per container with an optimal use of space.

The “OPDR Tanger” in the port of Seville.