Team Lines, OPDR Collaborate on New Bilbao – Northern Europe Service


Starting mid October 2013, The Short Sea Shipping and Logistics company Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei (OPDR) and Feeder and Container Operator Team Lines will set up a new domestic and feeder service between the ports of Bilbao, Felixstowe and Rotterdam. The new service will provide a fixed day schedule with fast transit times between Northern Spain and the UK as well as the rest of Northern Europe.

“We are very happy that with Team Lines we found a partner that complements perfectly our long-term business plan on the Iberian Peninsula”, says Till Ole Barrelet, CEO of the OPDR Group. “Both companies are specialists for the container traffic in and out of the Iberian Peninsula. With the integration of the port of Bilbao into our schedule OPDR now covers all hub ports in Spain and Portugal which will lead to short transit times that are ideal for sensitive cargo to the UK and the rest of Northern Europe.” OPDR will offer all equipment types including 45’ Pallet-Wide High Cube container and 45’ Pallet-Wide High Cube Reefer.

Alexander Saverys, Managing Director of Team Lines, comments: “Through this co-operation with OPDR, we strengthen our position on the Iberian trades to Northern Europe and add more transshipment possibilities for door-door Delphis Logistics cargo moving to and from the Baltic Sea.” He adds: “We are very happy to start a new chapter in the long history of our companies and are looking forward to this big improvement in our service offering, which will greatly benefit our customers.”


OPDR, September 23, 2013