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A2B-online starts container business with new short sea service between Moerdijk - Immingham.

A2B-online starts container business with new short sea service between Moerdijk - Immingham.

Gerard de Groot, founder of former Ge-eX Logistics will be appointed Managing Director as from 1st July

A2B-online, the specialized trailer operator to the UK, is going to expand extensively their activities with a new 3x weekly lo/lo service from Moerdijk to Immingham v.v. The MV ‘Veritas H’ has been chartered to operate the Service.


‘We  already had ideas to explore our services but when the opportunity arose to start up a new container service with so much expertise and knowledge we took the decision’, says Dinant de Jong Managing Director of A2B-online. ‘However, the container division is going to operate separately out of Moerdijk’ adds Dinant de Jong.


‘It is a wonderful challenge’ continues Gerard de Groot, ‘the concept is right. We have identified in our preparation that there is strong demand for a reliable and frequent short sea connection  out of Moerdijk to the Uk and to the Humber in particular, that made us decide for Immingham. It offers shippers and operators many ( economical ) advantages and it is a good add on to A2B-online’s current businesses. Moerdijk is a very attractive location with an interesting hinterland having a good infrastructure for barges and rail. On top of this it is strategically well located as next to Moerdijk the first short sea terminal is located more than 30 kilometers away. This brings considerable savings which is not unimportant. The motorways around Rotterdam like the A15 are getting more and more congested which negatively influences the productivity. By using the new service from Moerdijk one can create a much higher efficiency in haulage. Furthermore it is environmental friendly!

The departures ex Moerdijk are Monday-, Wednesday – and Friday evenings, whereby the next day shipments out of Immingham will take place. Herewith we fulfill the demand of the customer: frequent sailings and reliable transit times. 

At Moerdijk the terminal of CCT ( Combined Container Terminals) will be called upon whereas in Immingham ABP ( Associated British Ports ) will handle the ship at their Immingham Container Terminal.

‘We are very proud’, states André Mast who is with 25 years of experience responsible for Sales. ‘The confidence that we have been given by Kees Vierhouten, the main investor and owner of the van Vierhouten Group of Companies and main shareholder in A2B-online is fantastic. ‘Simultaneously we will invest in  45ft containers as well ‘adds Gerard de Groot. This loading unit has proven itself over the last decades and the demand for this type of equipment is only increasing.

The MV “Veritas H “ will have their maiden trip at 19 June ex Moerdijk to Immingham

Veritas H






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