MacAndrews has added the 700 teu Werder Bremen to its weekly container shipping service between Portugal, Ireland, the United Kingdom and Holland.

Serving alongside City of Oporto, Werder Bremen replaces City of

Lisbon in the service which offers fixed day calls at Lisbon

(Fridays), Leixoes (Saturdays), Dublin (Tuesdays), Liverpool

(Wednesdays), Greenock (Fridays) and Rotterdam (Mondays).

With 144 reefer plugs, Werder Bremen will support MacAndrews’ increasing commitment to carrying fresh produce between Iberia and Northern Europe.

Said MacAndrews’ Managing Director, Geoff Smith, “Upgrading the speed of the ships which operate our Portuguese service has been a priority. Werder Bremen is a faster ship that will help us ensure schedule integrity on the service.

“With fixed-day sailings, MacAndrews’ Portuguese service offers a level of frequency and reliability which shippers can rely on as their supply chains come under increased time pressures. The line has offered services to and from Portugal since the 19th Century and has its own agency subsidiary in Portugal with offices in Lisbon and Oporto. Offering full door-to-door services, the agency prides itself on its high quality customer services.”

Werder Bremen is flagged in Germany and was built in 1999. The ship is 6,378 tons has a nominal capacity of 700 teu, including 144 reefer plugs. She is 121 meters in long and 18 meters wide.