WEC Lines offers new weekly direct service

WEC Lines will launch a direct, weekly service with short transit times connecting Portugal and Spain with Ireland and the United Kingdom.

The service will be performed in a fixed-day rotation, departing Bilbao on Saturdays, arriving in Dublin on Mondays, and Liverpool on Tuesdays, providing clients with rapid end-mile delivery.

“WEC Lines has been active in the Irish market for over 30 years from Portugal and following our successful entry into the Spanish market in 2021 by connecting Bilbao to Liverpool our clients in both trades have been requesting WEC Lines to add Dublin and offer a wider product scope,” said UK Managing Director, Roger Megann. “This was further encouraged when WEC Lines entered the reefer market at the beginning of 2024 as there is a strong reefer trade between Ireland, Spain and Portugal.”

In addition, this strategically designed route seamlessly integrates with the Dutch carrier’s rail connections between Bilbao and Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, Zaragoza and La Rioja.

“We are delighted with this new upgrade and expansion of our current services, adding a weekly direct service to Dublin from Bilbao from where we connect with our sustainable, weekly rail network to inland Spain,” said Managing Director  España, Patrick Ram. “This also creates new opportunities from Canary Islands, Gijón and Vigo in line with our goals of continuously adding value to our products and our commitment to providing the best customer service to our clients.”

The fully owned service connecting the Iberian Peninsula with Dublin and Liverpool safeguards complete and real-time information, thorough monitoring and immediate operational actions throughout the entire transportation process which is particularly relevant when shipping temperature-sensitive, food-grade or dangerous cargo.

“Our commitment to enhancing connectivity, optimising schedules, and embracing environmentally conscious practices remains at the forefront of our operations,” said Line Manager, Spain & Portugal to/from UK, Morris Gelderland. “The launch of the Irish service underlines our dedication to meet customer demands while contributing positively to the industry.”

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